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YNOT Awards honor Berks County's high school theater

Published On: May 22 2013 08:00:00 PM EDT   Updated On: May 23 2013 06:55:25 AM EDT

Some of the most talented young performers in Berks County dazzled the crowd Wednesday night.

READING, Pa. -

Some of the most talented young performers in Berks County dazzled the crowd Wednesday night.

The ninth annual Y-NOT Awards were held at the Sovereign Performing Arts Center.

Theater students from nine different schools performed numbers from this year's musicals.

Judges check out all of the shows and give out awards in 16 different categories. But students say it's not all about winning.

"It showcases everyone, and gives everyone a chance to be recognized for all of their hard work," said Daniel Boone High School John Williams.

Y-NOT is Tony, as in the Tony Awards, spelled backward.