Cappies Critics


The Cappies is an awards and writing program, in which high school theatre and journalism students receive training as critics. They attend local school productions, write reviews, and publish those reviews in local newspapers. They also vote for awards that are presented at the Annual Cappies Gala.

To be considered, students submit a sample critique. Each selected student then attends five shows and writes critiques on each.

The Herndon High School critics for the 2018-2019 season are: 


  • Erin Maxwell  (Lead Critic)

  • Lylon Sanchez-Valido

  • Ankit Poudel

  • Natalie Tubia

  • Piper Luczak

  • Kate Grover

  • Genaro Mejia

  • Cecily Rood

  • Gia Tigreros