Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Upper School Musical Theatre Awards

by Cheryl Lee, Director of Performing Arts
The theatre department recently celebrated the accomplishments of Upper School performing artists. 2021 brought 6 new members into Shorecrest’s Thespian Troupe 3140:
  • Nathan Barry '22
  • Ethan Bekurs '24
  • Lauren Brumbelow '24
  • Reanna Hossain '24 
  • Ava Johnson-Baker '24
  • Sofi Rosales '24
 
2021 Outstanding Thespians were adjudicated at both District and State Thespians, receiving Superiors and Excellents:
  • Sofia Ayral-Hutton '23
  • Brenna Dukes '21
  • Zoe Henry '21
  • Evan Hoefer '21
  • Eric Jacobson '21
  • Ava Johnson Baker '24
  • Julia Marquis '21
  • Cían McCarthy '22
  • Nkechi Nwokedi '21
  • Zara Peters '22
  • Verity Rabin '23
  • Shannon Ross '21
  • Mattie Tomey '21
  • Naomi Vaid '21
  • Brooke Wright '22
 
The Janet Root Rising Star Award
Janet Root had a great eye for spotting the best talent among Shorecrest’s Performing Artists. In honor of Janet, the Janet Root Rising Star Award is given to individuals which the Performing Arts faculty believe have exhibited the most talent and artistic promise within the current year. This award is designed to recognize the most outstanding students who have made an extraordinary leap into the limelight. This year’s Musical Theatre recipients are:
  • Ava Johnson-Baker '24
  • Verity Rabin '23
  • Luke Tunnell '22
 
The Chris Borges Award for Outstanding Participation in the Arts
In recognition of her extraordinary contributions, in 1999 the Shorecrest Board of Trustees created an award to honor former Chair Chris Borges. This very special honor is given to a student who participates in one or more art disciplines and best exemplifies excellence in scholarship; proven leadership and dedication, support and commitment to the Visual and/or Performing Arts. This year’s recipient are outstanding scholars as well as award winning triple threats in the disciplines of singing, dancing and acting:
  • Cían McCarthy '22
  • Brooke Wright '22
 
Mary B. Christian Award
The Mary B. Christian Award for
Sustained Achievement
is given to the senior student(s) whose talent and dedication has made the greatest impact on the Shorecrest Performing Arts Program during their time in the Upper School. Mary B. Christian was Shorecrest’s beloved Drama Director for 18 years. The Recipients of the Mary B Christian Award for 2020-2021 are:
  • Jonathan Currie '21
  • Eric Jacobson '21
  • Evan Hoefer '21
 
Musical Theatre Departmental Awards
 
Most Improved Actors:
  • Nathan Barry '22
  • Ethan Bekurs '24
 
Most Improved Vocalists:
  • Nkechi Nwokedi '21
  • Luke Tunnell '22
 
Most Improved Dancers:
  • Sofia Ayral-Hutton '23
  • Holland Bentley '23
  • Jolie Bentley '23
  • Zoe Henry '21
  
Outstanding Actors:
  • Sofia Ayral-Hutton '23
  • Nathan Brown '22
  • Nadya DeFreitas '21
  • Zoe Henry '21
  • Eric Jacobson '21
  • Cian McCarthy '22
  • Shannon Ross '21
  • Mattie Tomey '21
 
Outstanding Vocalists:
  • Evan Hoefer '21
  • Ava Johnson-Baker '24
  • Julia Marquis '21
  • Cian McCarthy '22
  • Verity Rabin '23
  • Sofi Rosales '24
  • Shannon Ross '21
  • Brooke Wright '22
 
Outstanding Dancers:
  • Lauren Brumbelow '24
  • Caroline Carlan '23
  • Brenna Dukes '21
  • Samia Hossain '21
  • Ava Johnson-Baker '24
  • Julia Marquis '21
  • Nkechi Nwokedi '21
  • Brooke Wright '22
 
Outstanding Ensemble:
  • Sofia Ayral-Hutton '23
  • Ethan Bekurs '24
  • Caroline Carlan '23
  • Jonathan Currie '21
  • Sarah Ellis Morgan '23
  • Zara Peters '22
  • Sofi Rosales '24
  • Luke Tunnell '22
 
Treblecrest Ensemble Leadership:
  • Julia Marquis '21
 
Improv Theatre Leadership:
  • Zara Peters '21 
 
Jeff Norton Award:
  • Summer Ford '21

Outstanding Playwright:
  • Jaina Swann '22

Rookie of the Year:
  • Nathan Barry '22
 
Ari Weiss Leadership Award
The Ari Weiss Leadership Award is given to a student who is not only a talented performer or technician, but who demonstrates the finest leadership qualities including emblematic behavior and conduct, enthusiasm and professional zeal, and most importantly, encouragement, compassion and support to their fellow theatre students. The 2021 Ari Weiss Leadership Award goes to:
  • Reanna Hossain '24
 
Triple Threat Award
To achieve the Triple Threat Award the candidate must be competent in all three disciplines of Singing, Acting and Dance and excel in at least one area. 
  • Marco Camuzzi '23
 
The National YoungArts Foundation selects accomplished students from across the country representing the Visual, Literary and Performing Arts. Chosen for his Triple Threat accomplishments in Acting, Singing and Dance, and further nominated as a Presidential Scholar Semifinalist, please recognize:
  • Evan Hoefer '21
 
Directors’ Choice Awards
For Stellar attendance, high achievement academically, consistently preparing prior to rehearsals/Performance and showing gratitude, appreciation and respect not only to each Director, but to the entire cast, the Directors’ Choice Awards for 2021 are:
  • Eric Jacobson '21
  • Evan Hoefer '21
  • Cían McCarthy '22

ELECTION RESULTS for 2021-2022 International Thespian Society Officers:
  • Secretary: Luke Tunnell '22
  • Treasurer: Cían McCarthy '22
  • Vice President: Brooke Wright '22
  • President: Zara Peters '22

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St Petersburg, FL 33703
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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.