SM East students Janie Carr, Aidan Connelly take Blue Star Awards for roles in The Little Mermaid

Janie Carr won the Blue Star Award for her role as Ariel in The Little Mermaid at Shawnee Mission East. Photo credit SM East Threatre.

Two Shawnee Mission School District students were among the top honorees in this year’s Blue Star Awards, which recognize outstanding performances and productions in high school musical theatre.

Janie Carr, who played Ariel in the school’s winter production of The Little Mermaid, won the Blue Star for Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role, the top category for female performers.