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National Youth Arts Awards


NationalYouthTheatre.com

Since 2012, SDHS Drama has participated in a wonderful group called National Youth Arts, led by the wonderful Rob Hopper.  Since joining, many of our student performers and technicians have been nominated for, and have been honored with National Youth Arts awards.  NYA is what we consider to be the CIF of drama, so being nominated is a huge honor, not to mention WINNING!

2013-2014

Winners
Alissa Castillo (SDHS)

Best Lead Actress in a Play (Elizabeth Proctor, The Crucible)

Chino Barrios (SDHS)
Best Lead Actor in a Play (John Proctor, The Crucible)

Nominees
Aaron Calderone (LHMS)

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, Junior Div. (Tweedle Dum, The Trial of Alice in Wonderland)

Asher Kocalis (LHMS)
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, Junior Div. (Tweedle Dee, The Trial of Alice in Wonderland)

Chino Barrios (SDHS)
Best Lead Actor in a Play (Otto Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank)

Chino Barrios (SDHS)
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (The Dodo Bird, The Trial of Alice in Wonderland)

The Crucible Cast
Best Ensemble

Emily Thompson (SDHS)
Best Lead Actress in a Play (Abigail Williams, The Crucible)

Emily Thompson (SDHS) & Kelly Kocalis (Faculty)
Best Lighting Design (The Diary of Anne Frank)

Grace Montoya (SDHS)
Best Lead Actress in a Play (Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank)

Jonah Phipps (SDHS)
Best Supporting Actor in a Play (Gov. Danforth, The Crucible)

Kelly Kocalis (Faculty)
Best Director of a Play (The Crucible)

Kimmy Spriggs (SDHS)
Best Lead Actress in a Play (Abigail Williams, The Crucible)

Kimmy Spriggs (SDHS)
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (The Cheshire Cat, The Trial of Alice in Wonderland)

Monica Pignotti (SDHS)
Best Lead Actress in a Play (Elizabeth Proctor, The Crucible)

The Trial of Alice in Wonderland Cast Best Ensemble

2012-2013

Winners
Asher Kocalis
(LHMS)
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, Junior Div. (Jacob Marley, Scrooge: The Musical)

Kimmy Spriggs (SDHS) 
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Ghost of Christmas Present, Scrooge the Musical)

Nominees
Allison Norton
(SDHS)
Best Supporting Actress in a Play (Cookie, Rumors)

Kimmy Spriggs (SDHS)
Best Director of a Play (Rumors)

Matt Tovoukjian (Guest)
Best Actor in a Musical (Ebeneezer Scrooge, Scrooge: The Musical)

Rumors Cast
Best Ensemble