Local Carlsbad High School (CHS) students were recently honored for their performances in this year’s CHS Theatre Department productions at the 45th Annual Music and Arts Commendation for Youth Awards (MACY) at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. These students received the Outstanding Achievement recognition for their performances in Ghost The Musical and/or The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Erica Schwartz, Harrison Schwartz, Hannah Allen, Karinya Ghiara, Max DeLoach, Miranda Tomaneng, Talia Cain, and Theo Vance. Brandon Blackmon, Elle Dodaro, Emma Roberts, Quinn Lozar, Robert Forward, Ryan Van Der Linden, Sam Pines, and Sierra Gonzales were also recognized for their performances in these productions. Founded in 1969 by John and Lee Childress, the MACY Awards encourage, recognize, and reward achievement and excellence in high school musical theater. MACY judges attend high school theater shows throughout the year and award around 300 trophies and 10 scholarships at the annual ceremony.