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Announcing the 8th Annual Heller Awards for Young Artists Award Recipients

Posted on May 21, 2021 by Long

That’s a wrap for the 2021 Heller Awards for Young Artists (HAYAs), and might we say it was probably the coolest awards yet! We always knew this program was something special. What we never imagined, is that it would be the leader in virtual theatrical production.

With…

  • Performances featuring over 250 high school students

  • Over 20 schools presented

  • 40 students filmed at Austin’s Co-Production House using the same virtual production studio technology as The Mandalorian

  • Video compilations showcasing ALL nominees

  • 10 dynamic presenters

…and boundless amounts of heart and celebration, we could not be more proud.

A huge congratulations to all of our nominees who stayed creative, positive, and inspired through this year. And without further ado, here are your 2021 Award Recipients.

SOLO MUSICAL THEATRE
Senior Division

1ST PLACE
Cassandra Chapman ROUND ROCK

2ND PLACE
Grace Sheidow ROUND ROCK

3RD PLACE
Sareena Hampton ROUSE

SOLO MUSICAL THEATRE
Underclassmen Division

1ST PLACE
JP Lopez ROUSE

2ND PLACE
McKenlee Wilson WEISS

3RD PLACE
Scott Bratton ROUSE

GROUP MUSICAL THEATRE

1ST PLACE
The Plastics ROUND ROCK

2ND PLACE
On Our Way ROUND ROCK

3RD PLACE
Rouse Little Priest ROUSE

WILD CARD PERFORMANCE

1ST PLACE
LBJECHS Freshman Choir LBJ/LASA

2ND PLACE
Isabelle Saquing LBJ/LASA

3RD PLACE
Mackenzie Thornton VISTA RIDGE

ORIGINAL SONG

1ST PLACE
Gavin Rojas LEANDER

2ND PLACE
Augustus Cosby ST. STEPHEN’S

3RD PLACE
Jackson Urbach VISTA RIDGE

MUSICAL THEATRE INNOVATION

1ST PLACE
Lucy Sugawa LBJ/LASA

2ND PLACE
Rouse Never Know ROUSE

3RD PLACE
Rouse Girl Band ROUSE

TECHNICAL THEATRE DESIGN

1ST PLACE
Eli Patterson MARBLE FALLS

2ND PLACE
Eula Tomamao MARBLE FALLS

3RD PLACE
Taylor Gunter MARBLE FALLS

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Abigail Bensman ROUND ROCK

Zayan Culberson LBJ Early College

Taylor Fambrough WESTLAKE

Grayson Gower ROUSE

Ashlen Herrin VISTA RIDGE

Ally McSorley LEANDER

Alisha Morejon LASA

Adam Romer LEANDER

Mackenzie Thornton VISTA RIDGE

SCHOOL GRANTS

CROCKETT

HAYS

LASA

LEHMAN

NYOS

REWATCH THE SHOW

That’s a wrap folks! Show your support for arts education by following @hellerawardsatx on your social media platform of choice, or take it one step further and make a donation to the Heller Awards for Young Artists today.