New Canaan High School Theatre students attended the Halo Awards at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury on May 28 and came home with more awards than any other high school competitor.

NCHS Theatre received 25 nominations in numerous categories for its two entries -- the musical "Beauty and the Beast"' and the play "All in the Timing."

Students , family and friends of NCHS Drama were accompanied at the black-tie awards evening by Schools Superintendent Mary Kolek and Alan Sneath, head of the Visual Performing Arts Department.

The following students were winners:

Outstanding leading actress in a musical: Christy Coco, as Belle in "Beauty and the Beast"

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Best supporting actor in a musical: Daniel Klingenstein, as Gaston in "Beauty and the Beast"

Best featured actress in a play: Isabelle Lawrence, "All in the Timing"

Best dancing: "Beauty and the Beast"

Best lighting design: Thomas Evans, "Beauty and the Beast" and "All in the Timing"

Best properties: Bridget Dougherty and Lauren Peet, "Beauty and the Beast"