WVLO - West Valley Light Opera Scholarship Winners (current)

Honor Roll

WVLO 2017 Scholarship Awards

Janet Cazel Memorial Theater Arts Scholarship Recipient

RecipientMs. Corey (Sarah) Traina
High SchoolSaratoga High
CollegeFordham University
MajorTheatre Performance

Gene and Cele Pincus
Memorial Theater Arts Scholarship Recipient

RecipientMr. Payton Keo Lacebal
High SchoolBellarmine College Preparatory
CollegeUCLA
MajorTheater - Design/Production

Previous Recipients

Janet Cazel Memorial
Theater Arts Scholarship Recipients


2017
Ms. Corey (Sarah) Traina
High School - Saratoga High
College - Fordham University
Major - Theatre Performance
2016
Ms. Sophie Swezey
High School - Palo Alto High
College - University Of California, Santa Barbara
Major - Theater
2015
Ms. Natalie Miller
High School - Saratoga High
College - American Musical and Dramatic Academy, College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts
Major - Musical Theater

Gene and Cele Pincus
Memorial Theater Arts Scholarship Recipients


2017
Mr. Payton Keo Lacebal
High School - Bellarmine College Preparatory
College - UCLA
Major - Theater - Design/Production
2016
Ms. Lilith Sarkar
High School - Homestead High
College - Manhattan School of Music
Major - Classical Voice
2015
Mr. John (Jack) Cordova-McCarthy
High School - Saratoga High
College - USC
Major - Theatre Arts
2014 -
Ms. Wendy Kraemer
High School - Henry M. Gunn High School
College - Wagner College, New York, NY
Major - Theatre Studies
2013 -
Ms. Dana Nicole Cullinane
High School - Los Gatos High School
College - Otterbein University, Westerville, OH
Major - BFA Musical Theater
2012 -
Mr. Zachary Freier-Harrison
High School - Palo Alto Senior High School
College - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Major - Theatre
2011 -
Ms. Haley Barta
High School - The King's Academy
College - San Jose State Univ., San Jose, CA
Major - Theatre Arts
2010 -
Ms. Janice Engelgau
High School - Los Gatos High School
College - San Jose State Univ., San Jose, CA
Major - Theatre Arts
2009 -
Ms. Megan Lutz
High School - Leigh High School
College - Emerson, Boston, MA
Major - Interdisciplinary Theatre

2008 -
Ms. Lyssa Samuel
High School - Fremont High School
College - UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, CA
Major - Acting

2007 -
Ms. Vanessa Moyen
High School - Presentation High School
College - Emerson College, Massachusetts
Major - Bachelor Fine Arts - Musical Theatre

2006 -
Ms. Caitlin Springs
High School - Presentation High School
College - Catawba College, North Carolina
Major - Bachelor Fine Arts - Musical Theatre

2005 -
Ms. Heather Kenyon
High School - Presentation High School
College - California State University, Sacramento
Major - Bachelor of Arts - Theatre & Dance Program

2004 -
Ms. Corinne Perera
High School - Fremont High School
College - Sonoma State University
Major - Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theatre Arts Program

2003 -
Ms. Ashley Cauble
High School - Archbishop Mitty High School
College - University of Southern California, School of Theatre
Major - Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theatre Arts Design Program

Mr. Nick Spangler
High School - Mountain View High School
College - New York University, The Tisch School of The Arts
Major - BFA - Musical Theatre

Update 6/2006 - Nick has completed his Jr. year at Tisch. He's been busy performing and will shortly be getting his Equity Card. You can see him this summer at the Gateway Playhouse on Long Island as Matt in the Fantasticks

Update 2/2007 - graduating from NYU this May with a BFA in Musical Theatre! He is a member of the Artist's Equity Union (represented by Dulcina Eisen Associates). Currently performing Off Broadway in The Fantasticks, as The Mute and u/s for Matt, at the Snapple Theater Center. Last summer he was seen as Jimmy in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and Matt in "The Fantasticks" at the Gateway Playhouse on Long Island.

Update 2/2011 - made his Broadway debut on Mother's Day, May 8, 2011. Currently with the breakout hit, "Book of Mormon" which is nomonated for 14 Tony Awards. Nick understudies lead role Elder Price as well as six smaller ensemble roles. He has perfomed several times in the smaller roles and looks forward to when the lead goes on vacation so he can step into his Mormon shoes!

For more information, as well as video clips, check out his web site at www.nickspangler.com

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