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Steele Canyon High School Production Wins BEST MUSICAL at 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards!

This is a HUGE honor! Steele Canyon High School Production Wins BEST MUSICAL at 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards!

Steele Canyon High School Drama Department and Instrumental Music Department’s production of Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music was named the Best High School Musical at the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards. At the May 27, 2018awards show, the Steele Canyon Players competed with two other finalists, Mission Hills High School’s American Idiot and Cathedral Catholic High School’s  42nd Street. The cast performed in a competitive Tony Awards® style adjudication process to be awarded the Best High School Musical and won $1,000 for their Steele Canyon theatre department.

According to SCHS Theatre Director, Nicole LaBella, this is the first year the school has entered this competition that celebrates excellence in high school musical theatre.

The Broadway San Diego Awards Program Manager, Rick Hernandez states, “We had 22 schools with 28 shows in the competition this year. This is the largest participation that we have ever had. The competition was fierce!”.

Additionally, three Steele Canyon Players received best actor nominations for their roles in The Sound of Music: Leanna Neely for her portrayal of the Mother Abbess, Jackson Shaffer for his portrayal of Captain Von Trapp and Mary Rose Vadeboncoeur as Maria. Brice Cloke, Claire Doucet, Sean Huitt, Tori Joynson and Sydney Villa represented Steele Canyon Players as selected members of the All Star Chorus that performed at the awards show.

The Steele Canyon Players wish to thank their sponsors The Michael J. Slater Family and Home Depot for helping to make this production possible.

The Broadway San Diego Awards program is now entering its fifth year and the competition is sponsored by the San Diego County Credit Union. The Mission of Broadway San Diego Awards is to utilize a competitive Tony Awards® style adjudication process, to find the very best of high school musical theater talent in San Diego County; and in collaboration with the Jimmy Awards®, also known as the National High School Musical Theater Awards® (NHSMTA), to present these talented young performers with a unique scholarship opportunity to advance their educations and careers in the genre of musical theater.

Submitted By Jennifer Doucet

Steele Canyon High School Production and Drama Students Nominated for 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards

SPRING VALLEY, CA –   Steele Canyon High School Drama Department and Instrumental Music Department’s annual spring production of Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music has been nominated for Best Musical Ensemble for the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards. Three students from the cast were also selected as nominees for Best Actor and Best Actress at the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards.

Leanna Neely has received a nomination for Best Actress for her portrayal of the Mother Abbess. Jackson Shaffer has received a nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of Captain Von Trapp. Mary Rose Vadeboncoeur is nominated as Best Actress for her role as Maria.

According to SCHS Theatre Director, Nicole LaBella, this is the first year the school has entered this competition that celebrates excellence in high school musical theatre. And, according to Rick Hernandez, Program Manager for Broadway San Diego High School Musical Theatre Awards, “We had 22 schools with 28 shows in the competition this year. This is the largest participation that we have ever had. The level of professionalism in these high school productions and the level of talent among these young performers in San Diego County is phenomenal The competition was fierce!”

Of those 28 shows, Steele Canyon High School’s production of The Sound of Music is one of the final top three nominees. The students in the cast will perform at the May 27th awards show at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego in a competitive Tony Awards® style adjudication process to determine which school will be chosen Best Musical Ensemble Production and win $1,000 for their school theatre department.

The ten finalists for Best Actor and ten finalist for Best Actress from thirty participating schools will compete. A panel of celebrity judges and industry professionals will select one Best Actor and one Best Actress to represent the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards® (NHSMTA) also know as the Jimmy Awards® in New York City in June 2018.

About Broadway San Diego Awards –  The Broadway San Diego Awards program is now entering its fifth year and the competition is sponsored by the San Diego County Credit Union. The Mission of Broadway San Diego Awards is to utilize a competitive Tony Awards® style adjudication process, to find the very best of high school musical theater talent in San Diego County; and in collaboration with the Jimmy Awards®, also known as the National High School Musical Theater Awards® (NHSMTA), to present these talented young performers with a unique scholarship opportunity to advance their educations and careers in the genre of musical theater.

About the Steele Canyon Players Drama Booster Club – The purpose of the Steele Canyon Players Drama Booster Club is to support, promote and sustain drama programs for the student community of Steele Canyon High School.

 

Mary Rose Vadeboncoeur

Leanna Neely

Jackson Shaffer

2018 East County Career Expo

Employers want to talk with YOU about YOUR future! Find a job/career path at the East County Career Expo! It’s free for all job-seekers – Just come ready to make a great first impression!

When: April 25, 2018, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Where: Cuyamaca College Student Center; 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway

 

Cuyamaca College Spring 2018 Career Workshops

Come learn something new at the Cuyamaca College Spring 2018 Career Workshops!

Career workshops – a $40 value –are FREE for students, faculty, staff, and the public! Sign up by contacting Cuyamaca College Career Services at 619-660-4436, or just show up. While calling ahead is optional, it does help the staff know how many to anticipate for any materials they might plan to handout. For more information, contact cuyamaca.career@gcccd.edu

SCHEDULE:

Wed, 2/7, 2-3pm, In-Demand Jobs (C2C)
San Diego’s economy offers many engaging, fulfilling work opportunities! During this workshop, we’ll share about San Diego’s fastest-growing industries and occupations and help participants learn what they can do now to qualify for those job opportunities in the future.

Wed, 2/14 – Strategies for Interview Success (2-3 pm in A-112)
A strong interview can mean the difference between “you’re hired” and “don’t call us; we’ll call you.” At this workshop, participants will learn strategies for interview success and engage in practice interviews with their peers.
Free Interview Workbook

Wed, 2/21 – Creating an Elevator Pitch (2-3 pm in A-112)
Elevator pitches are brief, rehearsed introductions that give potential employers a “highlight reel” of a person’s experiences and aspirations – answering the common “tell me about yourself” interview question. Participants will build a pitch that includes their passions, goals and qualifications, then practice their pitch individually and in groups.

Tues, 2/27 – Finding Your Pathway (12-1 pm in A-112)
How to Choose a Career and Major

Wed, 2/28 – Building a Resume (2-4 pm in A-112)
A great résumé is the key to landing job interviews. Participants will learn what it takes to build résumés employers will love. They will learn how to share about previous jobs, volunteer positions and other experience, then create a résumé on the spot. (The workshop will be 2 hours)
Free Resume Workbook

Wed, 3/7 – Connect2Careers Portal Registration (2-3 pm in A-112)
The CONNECT2Careers portal gives students access to job postings, a peer job coach and resources like résumé templates and practice interview questions. In this workshop, we will bring the lab to you to get your registered.

Wed, 3/14 – Skills for Success: What Employers Want! (2-3 pm in A-112)

Wed, 3/21 – In-Demand Jobs (2-3 pm in A-112)

Tues, 4/3 – Networking for Success (12-1 pm in A-112)
Learn the importance of networking and the various types of networking, including social networking

Wed, 4/4 – Building a Resume (2-4 pm in A-112)
Free Resume Workbook

Wed, 4/11 – Strategies for Interview Success (2-3 pm in A-112)
Free Interview Workbook

Wed, 4/17 – Navigating the Career Fair (12-1 pm in A-112)

Wed, 4/18 – Creating an Elevator Pitch (2-3 pm in A-112)

Wed, 4/25 – East County Career Expo (9:30 am – 1:30 pm in Student Center Bldg 1)

Wed, 5/2 – Connect2Careers Portal Registration (2-3 pm in A-112)

 

The Steele Canyon Players Present “A Piece of My Heart” – November 8 & 9, 2017

The Steele Canyon Players Present A Piece of My Heart by Shirly Lauro!

Come enjoy a special play on November 8 and 9, 2017 at the Steele Canyon High School Theatre. A Piece of My Heart is a powerful drama inspired by the real life tales of women who served in the Vietnam War.

November 8-9, Curtain @ 7:00 PM
Steele Canyon High School Theatre

Tickets
General Admission – $10
SCHS Student ID – $5
Veterans & Active Duty Military – FREE!

This performance is rated PG-13.

For more ticket information, visit www.schscougars.org

Want to support the Steele Canyon Players even more? Grab a froyo at Menchies on November 8 & 9, and 20% of your purchase will be donated to them! More info here.