2016 – Light of Literacy Award from the Friends of Wicomico Public Library and the Eastern Shore Regional Libraries, with a commendation from the State of Maryland Senate. This award was in recognition of Kara's work on air and in performances and presentations around the region that incorporate acting, music and literature.
2013 – Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasting Award Winner: Outstanding Specialty Reporting
"Philosophy in Music" with Dr. Joerg Tuske, Chair of Philosophy Dept., Salsibury University
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2012 – Chesapeake Associate Press Broadcasting Award Winner: Outstanding Specialty Reporting
"Yelling In the French Style" – Discussion and Demonstration of Baroque Singing Techniques
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1996 – DIRECTOR/ADAPTOR of the Helen Hayes Award Nominated Production
"Female Hitchhikers" at Consenting Adults Theatre Company.
Choreographer Roy Aurauz received a rare write-in nomination for this small budget production that incorporated dance fantasies into a drama.
1994 – CAST MEMBER (Hedwig Buchmann) of the Helen Hayes Award Nominated Production
"Speile 36" a co-production of Victory Gardens Theatre & Theatre of the 1st Amendment
1992 – CAST MEMBER (Bettina Barnes) of the Helen Hayes Award Nominated Production
"Psycho Beach Party" at Source Theatre Company