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.

Below is a list of Herndon High School critics from the 2017-2018 season: 


  • Carly Shaffer (Lead Critic)

  • Vaheed Talebian

  • Piper Luczak

  • Isabel Bustamante

  • Emma Rood

  • Jules Yerovi

  • Ryan Muha

  • Alyssa Luehring

  • Erin Maxwell