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    The DPAC Rising Star Awards

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    Durham, NC
    2024 Ceremony Date: May 9th

    The DPAC Rising Stars Awards is a program designed to celebrate outstanding achievement in high school musical theater. The program focuses attention on the meaningful work being done both on and off stage by dedicated teachers and students in the Durham area.


    Noah Colvin
    Sebastian, Disney's The Little Mermaid
    Enloe High School
    Lilly Pritchard
    Cady Heron, Mean Girls High School Version
    Heritage High School

    Symoné Spencer
    Fanny Brice, Funny Girl
    Enloe Magnet High School
    Joshua Thompson
    Miles Tuck, Tuck Everlasting
    Weaver Academy

    Elena Holder
    Durham School Of The Arts
    Joshua Messmore
    Saint David's School

    Haven Bowers
    Katherine Plumber, Newsies
    Heritage High School
    Benjamin Eble
    Seymour, Little Shop of Horrors
    Chapel Hill High School

    Mya Ison
    Sarah, Ragtime
    Enloe Magnet High School
    Sterling Jones
    Gaston, Beauty and the Beast
    Needham B Broughton High School

    Nicholas Kraft
    Frank Abagnale, Jr., Catch Me If You Can
    Clayton High School
    Kaylee Terrell
    Elle Woods, Legally Blonde the Musical
    Panther Creek High School

    Jacob Bush
    Amos Hart, Chicago
    Green Hope High School
    Ainsley Seiger
    Wednesday Addams, The Addams Family
    Apex High School

    Alex Fernandez
    John, Miss Saigon
    William G. Enloe High School
    Faith Jones
    Dorothy, The Wiz
    C.E. Jordan High School

    English Bernhardt
    Esther Smith, Meet Me in St. Louis
    Ravenscroft School
    Matthew Washington
    Ren McCormack, Footloose
    Athens Drive High School

    Samuel Hamashima
    Baker, Into the Woods
    Green Hope High School
    Anna Higginson
    Millie Dillmount, Thoroughly Modern Millie
    Sanderson High School

    Gretchen Struckmeyer
    Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady
    Millbrook High School
    Joshua Williams
    Lancelot, Camelot
    Cary High School

    Amanda Leslie Higgins
    Belle, Beauty and the Beast
    Fuquay-Varina High School
    K. Nathan McHenry
    John Jasper, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
    Apex High School