The Augusta Jr. Players brought home top awards on their first trip to the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta.
A portion of the cast of My Son Pinocchio performed a 15-minute version of the 1½-hour production during the festival Jan. 16-18, and received an award for Excellence in Acting.
It was one of 12 such awards given to the top dozen out of 102 groups attending the festival.
That was about 4,500 young people, ranging in age from 6 to 18.
Out of those 4,500, Grovetown High School senior Dalton Harnage was named Best Male All Festival Performance.