There are 10 students from MCHS who made the quarterfinal round of the Spotlight Awards. Spotlight is a nationally acclaimed scholarship and training program for high school students in Southern California. Each year over 2,000 high school students participate in this program. Notable past winners include Josh Grobin, Adam Lambert, and Misty Copeland. And our very own Mira Costa High alumni Darryn Dean and Julia McDermott were winners in 2015.
Here are the list of the quarterfinalists who have advanced in Spotlight for 2017:
Isabel Gray Acting
Kevin Chen Classical Instrumental
Joseph Caplin Classical Voice
Ben Hara Jazz Instrumental
Maggie Cubillos Non-Classical Voice
Kira Levin- Non-Classical Voice
Olivia Morgan- Non-Classical Voice
Maxwell Rhode Jazz Instrumental
Most of the students are still ongoing auditions for the quarterfinals. But Kevin Chen, Ben Hara and Maxwell Rhode had their quarterfinal auditions last December. Maxwell Rhode has now advanced to the semi-finals!