An educator from San Ysidro Excessive College has been named Finest Native Theater Instructor on the Broadway San Diego Awards.
Jose Lopez of the South Bay campus was one among 30 academics nominated for the award, which honors a “deserving drama/theatre trainer who made a constructive distinction in (a pupil’s) life, the life of a kid or locally.”
As a part of the award, Lopez will journey to New York Metropolis to attend the 2022 Jimmy Awards, also referred to as the Nationwide Excessive College Musical Theatre Awards.
Native college students additionally obtained honors – Ryan Sweeney of Canyon Crest Academy received Finest Actor, whereas Kendall Becerra of Coronado College of the Arts was named Finest Actress.
The native awards are sponsored by San Diego County Credit score Union and held in collaboration with Broadway San Diego. Candidates had been chosen from onsite judging of highschool musicals at their residence venues throughout this college 12 months.
Becerra and Sweeney, who had been narrowed down from 20 nominees, additionally will journey to New York to affix dozens of different finalists from regional competitions throughout the nation.
The week-long expertise consists of rehearsals, workshops, lectures, subject journeys and one-on-one teaching classes, designed to arrange college students for the June 27 nationwide awards ceremony, on a Broadway stage.
SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Campbell credited each academics and college students for his or her abilities.
“The scholars competing within the Broadway San Diego Awards may by no means attain their full potential with out these superb theater academics,” she stated.