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 Local Students to Compete for National Musical Awards

​Two San Diego County students will compete in the National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City June 30 after winning a regional competition.

Aubree Bouche of La Costa Canyon High School and Jonathan Norwood of Classical Academy High School won the Ben Vereen Awards regional competition June 14 at Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego.

The Ben Vereen Awards are sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union and held in collaboration with Broadway/San Diego. The competition is a unique scholarship opportunity for talented high school students who have chosen to pursue a career in musical theatre. The grand prize is a $10,000 college scholarship.

Candidates for Best Musical, Best Actor and Best Actress, were selected from onsite adjudications of high school musicals at their home venues during the spring semester of the 2014 school year. These nominees competed and were narrowed down to 10 finalists from San Diego County who went on to compete in the Southwest regional competition.