Verdugo Hills High School

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Visual and Performing Arts Academy Magnet » Applause 2019-2020

Applause 2019-2020

2019-2020 APPLAUSE:
  • Dance team won 1st place in Lyrical at Nationals in Las Vegas!
  • Samantha Arevalo won the Mario Lomeli Scholarship from DTASC and CETA
  • Jayla Jones received the LA Spotlight Honorable Mention (3rd Place) acting - Music Center!
  • Wendy Otto received Arts Scholar recognition from CSSSA
  • Ashley Thatcher was one of 16 Student Ambassador in LA for the Center Theatre Group
  • Dance Team won Grand Champions at World Class Cheer & Dance Competition in Glendale!
  • Abigail Esquivel won a CA Educational Theatre Association Scholarship and performed at the recent southern CA Theatre Festival. She also won an acting medal for her scene work
  • Samantha Arevalo and Abigail Esquivel won scholarships to Stand Up 4 Arts Education, an advocacy event at our state's capitol in Sacramento
  • Students exhibit books at the local library created in VAPA English classes
  • Marching Band and Color Guard students participated in the Rose Parade!
  • The following students are in the Music Center Spotlight advanced rounds: Samantha Arevalo (acting), Jessie Shone (acting), Jayla Jones (acting and singing)
  • Fifty theatre students went to see August Wilson's Jitney at the Mark Taper Forum
  • Jayla Jones, one of 12 finalists in the LA August Wilson Monologue Competition,
  • performed at the Mark Taper Forum on February 22
  • The following students were August Wilson LA semi-finalists: Melissa Pirjanians,
  • Samantha Arevalo, & Abigail Esquivel
  • Jayla Jones was selected to perform at Thespians Go Hollywood, honoring Bernadette Peters
  • Actors and Technicians received recognition from the CA Educational Theatre Association for the fall play, A Piece of My Heart. Samantha Arevalo & Eli Martinez received director's medals. 
  • Marching Band students performed in the production of Musical Theatre Guild's Barnum at the Alex Theatre, Glendale
  • Students participated in the Drama Teachers Assn. of S. CA Fall Festival
  • Jayla Jones won a scholarship to Stand Up 4 Arts Education, an advocacy event at our state's capitol in Sacramento
  • VAPA Seniors have a 10-week internship/partnership with the LA OPERA
  • Fifty theatre students attended a production of Frankenstein at A Noise Within
  • Tech Theatre Saturdays continue through the fall in preparation for the Fall Play
  • Cheerleaders, Dance Team and Marching Band are featured at our Football Games