De La Salle’s Theatre 100 program announces award-winners

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INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY Inductees – Front Row – Shiloh Boston, Imani Payne, and Gabriel Utreras; Back Row – Vieniarz Porte, Aubrey Howard, Sam Fitzgerald (teacher), Tiffiny Haepp, Amiel McBride and (inset) Jonathan Burden.

De La Salle Institute recently announced that its Theatre 100 program has chosen its award-winners for the 2015-16 school year.

Chosen as the Thespian of the Year was Jonathan Burden a student from Morgan Park in Chicago.

Also honored were Kevin Cranston (Mount Greenwood) for Advanced Improv; Gabriel Utreras (Clearing) for Beginner Improv; Jasmine Arteaga (Pilsen) for Stage Sword Combat; Devin Smith (Wrightwood) for Best Performer in “A Tall Order;” Serena Fernandez (Clearing) for Best Performer in “I Am Not Batman;” Jonathan Quigley (Near West Side) for Best Senior Actor in “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind”; Nina Wilson (Beverly) for Best Senior Actress in “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind” and Caroline Wood (Schorsch Village) for Best Underclassmen Performer in “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind.”

Inducted into the International Thespian Society were Shiloh Boston (South Shore); Tiffiny Haepp (Canaryville); Aubrey Howard (Garfield Park); Amiel McBride (Englewood); Imani Payne (South Loop); Vieniarz Porte (Bronzeville) and Gabriel Utreras (Clearing).

De La Salle congratulates each of these students on their achievements and wishes them every future success.

De La Salle Institute is an independent Catholic secondary school rooted in the tradition of Christian Education begun by St. John Baptist de La Salle. Founded in 1889, its mission has been, and is, to foster a desire for excellence in education. Young people from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds are given the opportunity to fully develop their abilities so they may be active, contributing members of our complex changing society.

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