Named after the legendary Broadway entertainer, the Ben Vereen Awards honor talented high school theater students from across San Diego and Tucson, “celebrating outstanding student achievement in the areas of vocal, dance, and acting performance.” These high school students compete for the coveted Southwest Region’s Best Actor and Best Actress awards and the opportunity to move on to the next round at the prestigious National High School Musical Theater Awards, or Jimmy Awards, in New York. There they will go head-to-head with the nation’s most talented performers for a chance to win the title of Best Actor and Best Actress and a $10,000 college scholarship.
This year, La Costa Canyon High School’s own Aubree Bouche was one of the two top winners at the Ben Vereen Awards, and represented the Southwest Region at the National High School Musical Theater Awards. She received the 2014 Best Actress Finalist award for her portrayal of Princess Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress. Congratulations to Aubree and all of the performers who were recognized for their achievements! For more information about the Ben Vereen Awards be sure to take a look at