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Summit High's Scott, Winter and McManus Take Home Rising Star Awards, Honors

The Hilltopper cast of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" performs at the 2017 Rising Star Awards.
Robert Scott accepts his Student Achievement Award.
Katherine Winter, winner of the Rising Star Award for Costume Design.
Sean McManus performs on stage at the Rising Star Awards.

MILLBURN, NJ - Members of the Summit High School Performing Arts Department's production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" were honored with two Rising Star Awards and a scholarship award at the 2017 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards Ceremony where, for the 12th year in a row, the Kent Place Boulevard campus' musical was nominated for Outstanding Overall Production.

The lofty nomination company that Summit continues to keep -- they won the prestigious Award last year for their production of "Mary Poppins" -- places the program in the top seven out of the 96 entries in the annual competition, which recognizes excellence in musical theatre in New Jersey.

Summit's Robert Scott won a Student Achievement Award for his role as Lighting Crew Chief, with Katherine Winter bringing home her third Rising Star Award for Costume Design.

Sean McManus received a Paper Mill Playhouse scholarship for musical theatre.​

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