Five students were recognized as 2019 Orange County Register Artist of the Year Semi-Finalist in Theater.
From a list of 120 nominees, 15 students were named as semifinalists this year.
Students were chosen by a panel of teachers based on written statements, performance videos or design portfolios, and artistic resumes. During the final round of adjudication, students are interviewed by a panel of distinguished artistic professionals and faculty members from Southern California universities as well as a few representative high school teachers. Interviews include a live presentation by the students followed by a question-and-answer-session.
Adrianna Ciscone, Theatrical Design of Tesoro High School
Dylan Avillanoza, Acting of Dana Hills High School
Lila Holley, Acting of San Juan Hills High School
Natalie Pappalardo, Acting of Tesoro High School
Sierra Young, Theatrical Design of San Juan Hills High School
Included in the articles below are links to each student’s work, the specialty in which they were nominated and quotes about how they relate to their craft.