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Complete with red carpet, tuxedos and gowns, and the flashing camera lights, the ASU Gammage High School Musical Theatre Awards recognized and celebrated high school students and faculty that produce Musical Theatre programs here in the Valley.
Thousands of cheering guests and thespians roared during the awards ceremony night that also included performances from dozens of nominees.
Two big winners are heading to New York City to compete in the national event known as The Jimmy Awards, a celebration of outstanding student achievement, recognizing individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performance, and elevating the importance of theatre arts education in schools.
ASU Gammage Executive Director Colleen Jennings-Roggensack presented the awards to the two Valley high school students who will represent Arizona in the Big Apple.
And the awards go to ….
Haley Reed from Dobson High School who won Best Female Lead in a Musical for her performance in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Miles Hull from Red Mountain High School took the honors for Best Male Lead in a Musical for his Bert performance in MARY POPPINS
Throughout the school year, adjudicators assessed each school’s musical to rank the actors and performances in a variety of categories as the state-level qualifier for the National High School Musical Theater Awards, nicknamed the Jimmy Awards after the late Broadway producer and theatre owner James M. Nederlander.
Dobson seniors Alan Escobar, Nadya Sockardono, Gabriella Stadler, Mimi Vu, and Olivia Lee Daily were honored with a luncheon at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club where they were treated to a fantastic lunch and received many exciting door prizes along with a very generous scholarship from the Homa & Irene Wood Scholarship Foundation.
Congratulations to Dobson HS AFJROTC program for its selection as one of this year's Outstanding Organization Award recipients from the USAF.
Dobson graduate Daniel Hughes receives an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy! The United States Air Force Academy is one of the nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher education. Its STEM programs are among the best, and are distinguished by the college’s partnership with the Institute for National Security Studies.
Although the school is known for its STEM fields, it also offers other programs like legal studies, economics and history and is consistently ranked in the top 10 public universities in the USA according to Forbes and US News. Daniel plans to study aerospace science. The value of a United States Air Force Academy education is over $416,000. Congratulations Daniel!
Thank you to Jennifer Landers and to all who participated in Pennies for Patients and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!
Dobson Raised more than $3000!
Dobson's Native American Club participated for the first time in Arizona Masters of Poetry Youth Poetry Slam in Phoenix on April 13.
Team members Ashley Smith, Lillian Waterbury, and Ameera Sloan took 2nd place in the preliminaries, each presenting an individual poem and then performing a group poem. Great job!
Questbridge Finalist Kelli Brown Receives Scholarships to both Macalester College and Emory University
Questbridge Finalist Kelli Brown receives substantial scholarships to both Macalester College and Emory University! Emory University is one of the world's leading research universities and its mission is to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity. Emory University is ranked #21 in National Universities by the 2018 US News Best Colleges report. Her scholarship to Emory over 4 years exceeded $230,000.
Macalester College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college located in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Macalester College emphasizes academic excellence in the context of internationalism, diversity, and a commitment to service. Macalester was ranked #26 for best liberal art colleges in 2018 in the US News Best Colleges report. Her scholarship to Macalester College is valued over $240,000 for 4 years.
Congratulations to Uriah Armstrong who has been accepted the United States Military Academy (USMA), also known as West Point! West Point is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York, in Orange County. It is one of the five U.S. service academies and total value of this award including all education & training over four years exceeds $400,000.
Questbridge Finalist Tram Ngo receives full scholarship to Macalester College! Macalester College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college located in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Macalester College emphasizes academic excellence in the context of internationalism, diversity, and a commitment to service. Tram plans to study Economics and her total scholarship over 4 years is valued at more than $264,000. The Economics program at Macalester is one of the best 20 programs in the nation and Macalester was ranked #26 for best liberal art colleges in 2018. Students who graduate with an Economics Major from Macalester College go on to work for corporate giants such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Amazon and Microsoft or pursue graduate studies as schools such as MIT, Columbia & Yale. Congratulations Tram!