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  • Sophia Ruiz was featured on the front cover of “Parenting OC” for her upcoming performance in the Discovery Cube’s STEAM-themed musical, “Winter Lights: A Journey Home”
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    Sophia Ruiz was featured on the front cover of “Parenting OC” for her upcoming performance in the Discovery Cube’s STEAM-themed musical, “Winter Lights: A Journey Home”
    Sophia Ruiz (MT, ‘23) was featured on the front cover of “Parenting OC” for her upcoming performance in the Discovery Cube’s STEAM-themed musical, “Winter Lights: A Journey Home.”
  • OCSA Strings & Orchestra students, alumni, as well as Program Coordinator Dr. Nicolaus Yee, performed in the season finale of “The Masked Singer” alongside the final act
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    OCSA Strings & Orchestra students, alumni, as well as Program Coordinator Dr. Nicolaus Yee, performed in the season finale of “The Masked Singer” alongside the final act
    The following Strings & Orchestra students, alumni, as well as Program Coordinator Dr. Nicolaus Yee, performed in the season finale of “The Masked Singer” alongside the final act.

    Kiana Alvarez (IM, ‘21)
    Shawn Berry (IM, ‘16)
    Joshua Cua (IM, ‘24)
    Michael Fleming (IM, ‘12)
    Jason Galantine (IM, ‘20)
    Raija Hammad (IM, ‘23)
    Shayna Kaplan (IM, ‘23)
    Liam Ramos (IM, ‘24)
    Matthew Teng (IM, ‘20)
    Eleas Vrahnos (IM, ‘20)
    Christopher Ye (IM, ‘17)
  • Katya Richardson won a Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Score on a Short Documentary
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    Katya Richardson won a Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Score on a Short Documentary
    Katya Richardson (IM, ‘15) won a Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Score on a Short Documentary for the documentary titled “MINK!”.
  • Sophie Cheng received third place at the IFAGG Junior Tuah Cup and sixth place at the IFAGG Junior World Cup
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    Sophie Cheng received third place at the IFAGG Junior Tuah Cup and sixth place at the IFAGG Junior World Cup
    Sophie Cheng (PD, ‘24) received third place at the International Federation of Aesthetic Group Gymnastics (IFAGG) Junior Tuah Cup and sixth place at the IFAGG Junior World Cup.
  • Kalia Lagbao was chosen to perform at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Pacific Region Conference
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    Kalia Lagbao was chosen to perform at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Pacific Region Conference
    Kalia Lagbao (IA, ‘27) was chosen to perform at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Pacific Region Conference in Huntington Beach.
  • Luna Zamora was awarded the President’s Gold Volunteer Service Award from The White House
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    Luna Zamora was awarded the President’s Gold Volunteer Service Award from The White House
    Luna Zamora (CV, ‘24) was awarded the President’s Gold Volunteer Service Award from The White House.
  • Julian Gwin  was cast in the role of Charlie Winslow in an upcoming production of “Holiday Inn” at Vanguard University
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    Julian Gwin was cast in the role of Charlie Winslow in an upcoming production of “Holiday Inn” at Vanguard University
    Julian Gwin (MT, ‘27) was cast in the role of Charlie Winslow in an upcoming production of “Holiday Inn” at Vanguard University.
  • Thea Larsen received first place in the CACESF essay writing competition and was named a CACESF Scholarship State Champion
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    Thea Larsen received first place in the CACESF essay writing competition and was named a CACESF Scholarship State Champion
    Thea Larsen (IA, ‘23) received first place in the California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation (CACESF) essay writing competition out of over 1,700 applicants and also was named a CACESF Scholarship State Champion.
  • Wyatt Barclay co-produced the horror/reality television series “Spook Show 17”
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    Wyatt Barclay co-produced the horror/reality television series “Spook Show 17”
    Wyatt Barclay (FTV, ‘16) co-produced the horror/reality television series “Spook Show 17,” which follows the creators of The 17th Door, an intense haunted house attraction in Southern California.
  • Hannah Cho received numerous awards, including the silver medal and $2,000 cash award from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition
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    Hannah Cho received numerous awards, including the silver medal and $2,000 cash award from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition
    Hannah Cho (IM, ‘25) received the silver medal and $2,000 cash award from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition. She also competed in the Midwest Double Reed Society’s Eric Varner Young Artist Competition and was awarded first place in the high school oboe division. Hannah also received the Katherine Needleman Scholarship and performed in this year’s All-National Honor Symphony and Carnegie Hall NYO2 Orchestra.
  • Irene Son received the Judges Award in the painting category at the OC Fair and received The Korea Daily CEO Award for her piece, “Anxious Future”
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    Irene Son received the Judges Award in the painting category at the OC Fair and received The Korea Daily CEO Award for her piece, “Anxious Future”
    Irene Son (VA, ‘25) received the Judges Award in the painting category at the Orange County Fair and also received The Korea Daily CEO Award for her piece, “Anxious Future.”
  • The Visual Arts Conservatory was featured in the OC Register for their annual Painted Pumpkin auction
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    The Visual Arts Conservatory was featured in the OC Register for their annual Painted Pumpkin auction
    The Visual Arts Conservatory was featured in the Orange County Register for their annual Painted Pumpkin auction. To read the full article, please visit: https://bit.ly/3MvMUHN
  • Priscilla Delgado was cast in the role of Esti González in the Amazon Prime Video series “A League of Their Own”
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    Priscilla Delgado was cast in the role of Esti González in the Amazon Prime Video series “A League of Their Own”
    Priscilla Delgado (ACT, ‘20) was cast in the role of Esti González in the Amazon Prime Video series “A League of Their Own.”
  • Randy Au, Assistant Director of the Visual Arts Conservatory, was featured in an article by Stu News Newport about his ceramic vegetable art exhibit currently on display at John Wayne Airport
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    Randy Au, Assistant Director of the Visual Arts Conservatory, was featured in an article by Stu News Newport about his ceramic vegetable art exhibit currently on display at John Wayne Airport
    Randy Au, Assistant Director of the Visual Arts Conservatory, was featured in an article by Stu News Newport about his ceramic vegetable art exhibit currently on display at John Wayne Airport. To read the full article, please visit: https://bit.ly/3VHn0E4
  • Aashna Rana was selected to speak at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Education Conference about how Gen Z takes part in advocacy.
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    Aashna Rana was selected to speak at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Education Conference about how Gen Z takes part in advocacy.
    Aashna Rana (CV, ‘23) was selected to speak at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Education Conference in Austin, Texas. SXSW celebrates the convergence of technology, film, music, education, and culture and is one of the largest globally attended conferences in the world. Aashna was chosen along with three other Junior Statesmen of America (JSA) Governors to speak about how Gen Z takes part in advocacy.
  • Da Yea Sue, Isabella Vegh, and Mckenna Voisin received 2022 California Restaurant Foundation Scholarships
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    Da Yea Sue, Isabella Vegh, and Mckenna Voisin received 2022 California Restaurant Foundation Scholarships
    Da Yea Sue (CAH, ‘21), Isabella Vegh (CAH, ‘21), and Mckenna Voisin (CAH, ‘19) received 2022 California Restaurant Foundation Scholarships.
  • Allison Wong was featured in a Spectrum News 1 segment about how she designed a coding booklet for underserved children at KidWorks in Santa Ana
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    Allison Wong was featured in a Spectrum News 1 segment about how she designed a coding booklet for underserved children at KidWorks in Santa Ana
    Allison Wong (CW, ‘23) was featured in a Spectrum News 1 segment about how she designed a 40-page coding booklet for underserved children at KidWorks in Santa Ana. To view the segment, please visit: https://bit.ly/3B5q9pw
  • OCSA has been ranked by Niche as the #1 Best Charter High School in California for the fourth year in a row, as well as the #6 Best Charter High School in America
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    OCSA has been ranked by Niche as the #1 Best Charter High School in California for the fourth year in a row, as well as the #6 Best Charter High School in America
    Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) has been ranked by Niche as the #1 Best Charter High School in California for the fourth year in a row, as well as the #6 Best Charter High School in America! Please visit https://bit.ly/3D8R02u to view all the 2023 rankings for OCSA. We would like to express our gratitude to all the students, teachers, and staff who continue to make OCSA exceptional.
  • Angela Delgado was featured in an article as one of VoyageLA Magazine’s Rising Stars
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    Angela Delgado was featured in an article as one of VoyageLA Magazine’s Rising Stars
    Angela Delgado (PD, ‘22) was featured in an article as one of VoyageLA Magazine’s Rising Stars. To read the full article, please visit: https://bit.ly/3B9lzXh
  • Lauren Chudner and Faith Hochgesang both earned perfect scores on the 2022 AP Research exam
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    Lauren Chudner and Faith Hochgesang both earned perfect scores on the 2022 AP Research exam
    Lauren Chudner (VA, ‘23) and Faith Hochgesang (IA, ‘23) both earned perfect scores on the 2022 AP Research exam. Of the roughly 29,000 students who took the exam only 306 earned every point available on their paper, presentation, and oral defense. These students are officially in the highest scoring 1% of researchers.
  • OCSA students were named semifinalists for National Merit Scholarships
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    OCSA students were named semifinalists for National Merit Scholarships
    The following students were named semifinalists for National Merit Scholarships. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation selected more than 16,000 semifinalists who are competing nationally for nearly $28 million in scholarships, which will be awarded next spring.

    Ashley Hodge (IA, ‘23)
    Yoojung (Sally) Jang (CW, ‘23)
    Yoojin Jo (IM, ‘23)
    Amber Khauv (CW, ‘23)
    Grant Li (CW, ‘23)
    Sarah Parigela (IM, ‘23)
    Joshua Qin (BD, ‘23)
    Clara Son (CW, ‘23)
    Allison Wong (CW, ‘23)
    Evan Wu (IM, ‘23)
  • Delaney Laughlin was selected to walk in the Edwing D’Angelo show in New York Fashion Week.
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    Delaney Laughlin was selected to walk in the Edwing D’Angelo show in New York Fashion Week.
    Delaney Laughlin (ACT, ‘25) was selected to walk in the Edwing D’Angelo show in New York Fashion Week.
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    Luke McGarry (VA, ‘05) was featured on a segment of KCAL9 News to talk about his career in animation. To watch the full segment, please visit: https://bit.ly/3VPvqcW
  • William Okajima was featured in a recent Apple commercial promoting the iPhone 14
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    William Okajima was featured in a recent Apple commercial promoting the iPhone 14
    William Okajima (CMD, ‘20) was featured in a recent Apple commercial promoting the iPhone 14.
  • Yoojung (Sally) Jang was awarded the $2,000 Outstanding High School Project Award in the national Lowell Milken Center (LMC) Discovery Awards for her project
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    Yoojung (Sally) Jang was awarded the $2,000 Outstanding High School Project Award in the national Lowell Milken Center (LMC) Discovery Awards for her project
    Yoojung (Sally) Jang (CW, ‘23) was awarded the $2,000 Outstanding High School Project Award in the national Lowell Milken Center (LMC) Discovery Awards for her project, titled “A Voice in the Dark: Kim Hak-Sun’s Breakthrough Comfort Women Testimony.”
  • OCSA students received the National Recognition Program Award from two of the four College Board recognition programs that award academic honors to underrepresented students
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    OCSA students received the National Recognition Program Award from two of the four College Board recognition programs that award academic honors to underrepresented students
    The following students received the National Recognition Program Award from two of the four College Board recognition programs that award academic honors to underrepresented students.This award recognizes their academic achievements and outstanding performances on the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and/or AP Exams.

    National African American Recognition Award
    Kayalani Degrave (MT, ‘23)
    Ayanna Dowell (CMD, ‘23)
    Aurelia Philmore (BD, ‘24)

    National Hispanic Recognition Award
    Sabrina Aguilar (DM, ‘23)
    Maya Bleszinski (MT, ‘23)
    Analise Delp (CW, ‘24)
    Maya Ferchaw (ACT, ‘24)
    Abril Garcia (CW, ‘23)
    Mia Guillen (IA, ‘23)
    David Llenderrozos (CW, ‘23)
    Alexa Nunez Magana (MT, ‘23)
    Ava Tello (ACT, ‘24)
    Arianna Torres (CW, ‘23)
    Candace Ramirez (VA, ‘23)
    Sophia Ruiz (MT, ‘23)
  • Irene Son received a Blue Ribbon and the Judges’ Award from the OC Fair Fine Art Competition for her painting, titled “Wildlife’s Home”
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    Irene Son received a Blue Ribbon and the Judges’ Award from the OC Fair Fine Art Competition for her painting, titled “Wildlife’s Home”
    Irene Son (VA, ‘25) received a Blue Ribbon and the Judges’ Award from the Orange County Fair Fine Art Competition for her painting, titled “Wildlife’s Home.”
  • Clare Murphy had her writing featured on Kelly Corrigan’s podcast, “Kelly Corrigan Wonders”
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    Clare Murphy had her writing featured on Kelly Corrigan’s podcast, “Kelly Corrigan Wonders”
    Clare Murphy (IA, ‘23) had her writing featured on Kelly Corrigan’s podcast, “Kelly Corrigan Wonders.”
  • Delaney Laughlin was featured on a KTLA Morning News segment with Melissa Chataigne on back-to-school fashion
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    Delaney Laughlin was featured on a KTLA Morning News segment with Melissa Chataigne on back-to-school fashion
    Delaney Laughlin (ACT, ‘25) was featured on a KTLA Morning News segment with Melissa Chataigne on back-to-school fashion. To watch the segment, please visit: https://bit.ly/3ulugtR
  • Erin Tardibuono and Nava Tate were cast and performed as the Coroner of Munchkin City and the Mayor of Munchkin City respectively in a production of “The Wizard of Oz”
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    Erin Tardibuono and Nava Tate were cast and performed as the Coroner of Munchkin City and the Mayor of Munchkin City respectively in a production of “The Wizard of Oz”
    Erin Tardibuono (MT, ‘25) and Nava Tate (MT, ‘27) were cast and performed as the Coroner of Munchkin City and the Mayor of Munchkin City respectively in a production of “The Wizard of Oz,” presented by the Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts, in cooperation with Lythgoe Family Productions.
  • Isabella Betancourt performed the lead role of Princess Fiona in the McCoy Rigby Arts production of “Shrek The Musical”
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    Isabella Betancourt performed the lead role of Princess Fiona in the McCoy Rigby Arts production of “Shrek The Musical”
    Isabella Betancourt (MT, ‘25) performed the lead role of Princess Fiona in the McCoy Rigby Arts production of “Shrek The Musical” in Yorba Linda.
  • Paige Oden, Director of the Visual Arts Conservatory, was featured in Stu News Newport for her participation in an art installation project in collaboration with the City of Hope and South Coast Plaza
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    Paige Oden, Director of the Visual Arts Conservatory, was featured in Stu News Newport for her participation in an art installation project in collaboration with the City of Hope and South Coast Plaza
    Paige Oden, Director of the Visual Arts Conservatory, was featured in Stu News Newport for her participation in an art installation project in collaboration with the City of Hope and South Coast Plaza. To read more about the project, please visit: https://bit.ly/3B4tTrg
  • OCSA students and alumni received Musical Theatre West Footlighters Scholarships for 2022
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    OCSA students and alumni received Musical Theatre West Footlighters Scholarships for 2022
    The following students and alumni received Musical Theatre West Footlighters Scholarships for 2022. To read more about this scholarship, please visit: https://bit.ly/3VtBesI

    Naomi Groleau (MT, ‘22)
    Haven Hanson (PD, ‘23)
    Jordan Spena (MT, ‘22)
    Landon Wouters (MT, ‘22)
  • Cynthia Huang earned the $7,500 Grand Prize for the We the Students Scholarship Essay Contest, out of 4,000 entries nationally
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    Cynthia Huang earned the $7,500 Grand Prize for the We the Students Scholarship Essay Contest, out of 4,000 entries nationally
    Cynthia Huang (CW, ‘24) earned the $7,500 Grand Prize for the We the Students Scholarship Essay Contest, out of 4,000 entries nationally. Cynthia was also featured in an article in the Irvine Standard. To read the full article, please visit: https://bit.ly/3gPhyR6
  • Emi Yoshino was selected to serve as the assistant stage manager for an event featuring Al Pacino, titled Pacino One Night Only
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    Emi Yoshino was selected to serve as the assistant stage manager for an event featuring Al Pacino, titled Pacino One Night Only
    Emi Yoshino (PD, ‘20) was selected to serve as the assistant stage manager for an event featuring Al Pacino, titled Pacino One Night Only.
  • Skyler Tran and Sterling Tran traveled to Toronto to accept awards from the Rocky Mountain Music Competition and perform live at the York University
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    Skyler Tran and Sterling Tran traveled to Toronto to accept awards from the Rocky Mountain Music Competition and perform live at the York University
    Skyler Tran (IM, ‘28) and Sterling Tran (IM, ‘27) traveled to Toronto to accept awards from the Rocky Mountain Music Competition and perform live at the York University.
  • Tennessee Freese, Cash Lane, Maverick Lane, Max Rossini, and their band, Youthanize, were chosen to play at the 2023 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show
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    Tennessee Freese, Cash Lane, Maverick Lane, Max Rossini, and their band, Youthanize, were chosen to play at the 2023 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show
    Tennessee Freese (IM, ‘27), Cash Lane (IM, ‘25), Maverick Lane (PM, ‘27), Max Rossini (PM, ‘25), and their band, Youthanize, were chosen to play on the main stage at the 2023 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show.
  • Jared Machado  was cast as the lead role of Johnny in “American Idiot” at the Chance Theater and was featured in an article in the OC Register
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    Jared Machado was cast as the lead role of Johnny in “American Idiot” at the Chance Theater and was featured in an article in the OC Register
    Jared Machado (MT, ‘17) was cast as the lead role of Johnny in “American Idiot” at the Chance Theater and was also featured in an article in the Orange County Register. To read the article, please visit: https://bit.ly/3UrjVqT
  • Eli Raskin was selected to be a Sundance 2022 Producing Fellow and was featured in an article by The Wrap
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    Eli Raskin was selected to be a Sundance 2022 Producing Fellow and was featured in an article by The Wrap
    Eli Raskin (MT, ‘12) was selected to be a Sundance 2022 Producing Fellow. Eli was also featured in an article by The Wrap about the artists selected for the Sundance Producing Lab and Summit. To read the full article, please visit: https://bit.ly/3Vt5rbk
  • Jonah Clem received a Red Ribbon at the OC Fair for his digital art submission in the Fine Arts Competition
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    Jonah Clem received a Red Ribbon at the OC Fair for his digital art submission in the Fine Arts Competition
    Jonah Clem (MT, ‘26) received a Red Ribbon at the Orange County Fair for his digital art submission in the Fine Arts Competition.
  • Remy Hall was featured in the Orange County Register for painting a mural on a set of handball courts at Eader Elementary School
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    Remy Hall was featured in the Orange County Register for painting a mural on a set of handball courts at Eader Elementary School
    Remy Hall (IA, ‘22) was featured in the Orange County Register for painting a mural on a set of handball courts at Eader Elementary School in Huntington Beach.
  • William Chung received the Best Player Award at the Education for Next Generation Organization (ENGO) Scholarship Junior Kendo Championship
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    William Chung received the Best Player Award at the Education for Next Generation Organization (ENGO) Scholarship Junior Kendo Championship
    William Chung (PD, ‘26) received the Best Player Award at the Education for Next Generation Organization (ENGO) Scholarship Junior Kendo Championship. He competed in the 12-13 year-old Individual and Team Best Five divisions and won a total of $300 in scholarships.
  • William Jin was invited to perform in Winners' Recitals at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York City
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    William Jin was invited to perform in Winners' Recitals at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York City
    William Jin (IM, ‘24) was invited to perform in Winners' Recitals at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center in New York City.
  • Ashley Hodge performed the lead role of Ariel in “The Little Mermaid” at The Music Room School of Performing Arts
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    Ashley Hodge performed the lead role of Ariel in “The Little Mermaid” at The Music Room School of Performing Arts
    Ashley Hodge (IA, ‘23) performed the lead role of Ariel in “The Little Mermaid” at The Music Room School of Performing Arts.
  • Luke Witting was accepted into and attended a songwriting and performance summer session workshop at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles
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    Luke Witting was accepted into and attended a songwriting and performance summer session workshop at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles
    Luke Witting (IA, ‘23) was accepted into and attended a songwriting and performance summer session workshop at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, where he learned from professionals in the industry and collaborated with other high school students from the greater Los Angeles area.
  • Nathaniel Sprague placed second in piano at the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) Concerto Competition
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    Nathaniel Sprague placed second in piano at the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) Concerto Competition
    Nathaniel Sprague (IM, ‘26) placed second in piano at the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) Concerto Competition, held at Chapman University.
  • Kei Shimabukuro was selected as the winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for California's 48th Congressional District
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    Kei Shimabukuro was selected as the winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for California's 48th Congressional District
    Kei Shimabukuro (IM, ‘24) was selected as the winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for California's 48th Congressional District. Kei’s winning artwork, titled “Lucky Orange,” was selected to be displayed in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for one year. Kei also received round-trip airfare to attend the awards ceremony.
  • Doyeon (Jennifer) Kim was named the winner of the 2022 CA-39 Congressional Art Competition
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    Doyeon (Jennifer) Kim was named the winner of the 2022 CA-39 Congressional Art Competition
    Doyeon (Jennifer) Kim (VA, ‘25) was named the winner of the 2022 CA-39 Congressional Art Competition. Her winning artwork, titled “A Soulful Night Market,” was selected to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC for one year.
  • Hannah MacDonald was selected to work as a project coordinator for Jacobs Doland Beer, the largest food service design firm in the United States
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    Hannah MacDonald was selected to work as a project coordinator for Jacobs Doland Beer, the largest food service design firm in the United States
    Hannah MacDonald (CAH, ‘18) was selected to work as a project coordinator for Jacobs Doland Beer, the largest food service design firm in the United States.
  • OCSA students won first place in the junior division of the 2022 Show Out Dance Competition
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    OCSA students won first place in the junior division of the 2022 Show Out Dance Competition
    Edward Chen (IA, ‘24), Jasmine Lee (CMD, ‘26), Zoe Sharek (IA, ‘22), Devin Vo (IA, ‘26), and Jadon Vo (CMD, ‘25), as members of the hip-hop competition team Gravy Babies, won first place in the junior division of the 2022 Show Out Dance Competition in El Cajon, CA and received the highest scores among all competing teams in both adult and junior divisions.
  • Ethan Leung was accepted to the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) for animation
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    Ethan Leung was accepted to the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) for animation
    Ethan Leung (DM, ‘23) was accepted to the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) for animation.
  • Paige Oden, Director of the Visual Arts Conservatory, has been selected to receive the 2022 Arts Schools Network (ASN) Teacher of the Year Award and Dante Basco (MT, ‘93) received the 2022 ASN Outstanding Arts School Alumni Achievement Award
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    Paige Oden, Director of the Visual Arts Conservatory, has been selected to receive the 2022 Arts Schools Network (ASN) Teacher of the Year Award and Dante Basco (MT, ‘93) received the 2022 ASN Outstanding Arts School Alumni Achievement Award
    Paige Oden, Director of the Visual Arts Conservatory, has been selected to receive the 2022 Arts Schools Network (ASN) Teacher of the Year Award. Additionally, Dante Basco (MT, ‘93) received the 2022 ASN Outstanding Arts School Alumni Achievement Award, which honors an individual whose commitment to excellence is demonstrated through outstanding accomplishments in the areas of citizenship, arts, and academics.
  • Ysabel Wilhoit won the Director’s Award from the Southern California Children’s Chorus
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    Ysabel Wilhoit won the Director’s Award from the Southern California Children’s Chorus
    Ysabel Wilhoit (CV, ‘23) won the Director’s Award from the Southern California Children’s Chorus.
  • OCSA students, as a part of Empowering Arts (eA), a nonprofit founded by Hannah Cho, were awarded the President's Volunteer Service Gold Award
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    OCSA students, as a part of Empowering Arts (eA), a nonprofit founded by Hannah Cho, were awarded the President's Volunteer Service Gold Award
    The following OCSA students, as a part of Empowering Arts (eA), a nonprofit founded by Hannah Cho (IM ‘25), were awarded the President's Volunteer Service Gold Award. The students were recognized for their musical concerts at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and the Blind Children’s Learning Center.

    Dylan Chia (IM, ‘26)
    Brent Cho (ACT, ‘27)
    Hannah Cho (IM, ‘25)
    Isabella Cho (ACT, ‘27)
    Sumin Cho (IM, ‘25)
    Emma Chuang (VA, ‘25)
    Mia Geise (MT, ‘24)
    Andrew Fung (IM, ‘24)
    Arim (Ariana) Kim (IM, ‘25)
    Jennifer Kim (VA, ‘25)
    Calene Lee (CW, ‘25)
    Sunny Lee (IM, ‘24)
    Danny O'Grady (IM, ‘24)
    Jae Eun (April) Park (IM, ‘25)
    Emy Pardo (MT, ‘24)
    Lucy Woo (IM, ‘25)
    River Zylstra (ACT, ‘27)
  • Lucie Kim was selected to perform in The Pacific Club’s Emerging Artist Performance Series
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    Lucie Kim was selected to perform in The Pacific Club’s Emerging Artist Performance Series
    Lucie Kim (IM, ‘24) was selected to perform in The Pacific Club’s Emerging Artist Performance Series.
  • Ashli St. Armant produced her debut theatrical production, titled “NORTH”
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    Ashli St. Armant produced her debut theatrical production, titled “NORTH”
    Ashli St. Armant (MT, ‘03) produced her debut theatrical production, titled “NORTH.”
  • Jadon Han competed and earned third place at the Western United States Pipe Band Association Scottish Festival
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    Jadon Han competed and earned third place at the Western United States Pipe Band Association Scottish Festival
    Jadon Han (CW, ‘25) competed and earned third place at the Western United States Pipe Band Association Scottish Festival. He competed in the Grade 4 Piper (ages 17 and under) and was awarded third place in the 2/4 March category of the solo competition, playing "King George V's Army.”
  • Founder & Strategic Consultant Dr. Ralph Opacic and President & CEO Teren Shaffer were both featured in “Modern Luxury” magazine’s “The Power List”
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    Founder & Strategic Consultant Dr. Ralph Opacic and President & CEO Teren Shaffer were both featured in “Modern Luxury” magazine’s “The Power List”
    Founder & Strategic Consultant Dr. Ralph Opacic and President & CEO Teren Shaffer were both featured in “Modern Luxury” magazine’s “The Power List,” which features the top 50 trailblazers in leadership from Orange County. To read their features, please visit: https://bit.ly/3Occmlf
  • Caleb Empig was accepted to Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Piano Program
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    Caleb Empig was accepted to Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Piano Program
    Caleb Empig (IM, ‘23) was accepted to Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Piano Program.
  • Stephen Goeres-Hill was cast to play the lead role of Ned Schneebly in the Conservatory of Performing Arts upcoming production of "School of Rock"
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    Stephen Goeres-Hill was cast to play the lead role of Ned Schneebly in the Conservatory of Performing Arts upcoming production of "School of Rock"
    Stephen Goeres-Hill (CV, ‘23) was cast to play the lead role of Ned Schneebly in the Conservatory of Performing Arts upcoming production of "School of Rock" at the Camino Real Playhouse.