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PSJA theatre troupes win a dozen Palm Awards

 

PSJA theatre troupes win a dozen Palm Awards

MCALLEN – More than 60 PSJA ISD students made their way to the McAllen Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 7 for the second annual Palm Awards, which celebrates the love of arts by recognizing the high school theatre community.

 

Dozens of schools from across the county were judged and nominated in both musical and nonmusical categories. Among the nominations were PSJA Southwest Early College High School, which was nominated in 20 categories, PSJA Memorial ECHS, which got nominated for 16 and PSJA North ECHS with 24 nominations.

 

The event featured a red carpet for students to walk through and take photos on to mirror that of the Tony Awards and also featured performances from top nominees, including a performance by the PSJA North thespians with excerpts from their musical “The Wiz” as well as a segment performed by PSJA North senior Dago Lopez, who was nominated for best actor in a musical.

 

At the end of the ceremony, our theatre students won the following 12 awards:  

 

Best Production - Play   

  • The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity - PSJA Southwest ECHS

 

Best Actress - Play          

  • Fatima Flores - PSJA North ECHS

 

Best Actor - Play              

  • Christopher Nicanor - PSJA Southwest ECHS

 

Best Supporting Actress - Play   

  • Natalie Acha - PSJA Memorial ECHS

 

Best Supporting Actor - Play      

  • Che Greeno - PSJA Southwest ECHS

 

Best Featured Performer - Play

  • Anthony Miglore - PSJA Southwest ECHS

 

Best Costume Design - Play        

  • She Kills Monsters - PSJA North ECHS

 

Best Ensemble - Play      

  • The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity - PSJA Southwest ECHS

 

Best Technical Crew - Musical   

  • The Wiz - PSJA North ECHS

 

Best Lighting Design - Play          

  • Kimberly Akimbo - PSJA Memorial ECHS

 

Best Scenic Design - Musical      

  • The Wiz - PSJA North ECHS

 

Best Scenic Design - Play             

  • The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity - PSJA Southwest ECHS

  

Congratulations, PSJA theatre troupes!