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Three Mauston students were recognized for their performances in a musical from last fall and will have a chance to perform in Madison.

Senior Ryan Williams, Eighth Grader Allison Lavold and Sixth Grader Hannah Rattunde won Jerry Awards for their performance in Seussical the Musical, a musical based on works by author Dr. Seuss. Mauston High School put on the production in November. The School District of Mauston received a total of nine nominations for Jerry Awards.

The Jerry Awards program encourages, recognizes and honors excellence in high school musical theater, according to the Overture website.

Williams said it was an honor to be chosen by fellow cast mates for the Spirit Award for his performance as The Cat in the Hat. He was also nominated for Outstanding Lead Performance. He said it was an honor to be chosen had been nominated for a Jerry Award in prior years

“It makes me realize that I affected people in a positive way to have them vote for me and think that I am worthy of this award,” Williams said.

Lavold and Rattunde said it was “really cool” to be recognized for their performances. Rattunde won Outstanding Youth Performer for her role as “JoJo” while Lavold won for Outstanding Supporting Lead Performer for her role as General Genghis Kahn Schmitz.

Williams, Lavold and Rattunde will be honored and will perform at the Jerry Awards Show June 10 at Overature Hall in Madison.

Contact Erica Dynes at 608-393-5346 or on Twitter @EDynes_CapNews.

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