Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep wins at national youth arts awards

NDP Drama Director Bonnie Wilson and students Hale Stewart, Emily Temple ('14) and Alex Martinez ('13) won trophies at the National Youth Arts Awards. (Submitted photo)

NDP Drama Director Bonnie Wilson and students Hale Stewart, Emily Temple (’14) and Alex Martinez (’13) won trophies at the National Youth Arts Awards. (Submitted photo)

Notre Dame Preparatory was honored at the 10th annual National Youth Arts Awards ceremony with three awards and 11 nominations for the 2014-15 performance season.

The event was held on Aug. 16 at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe, according to a press release.

The Artist of the Year award was presented to senior Hale Stewart for his work in Notre Dame Prep’s “The Addams Family” and Greasepaint Theater’s productions of “Hairspray,” “Into the Woods” and “Seussical,” stated the release.

Emily Temple, now a theater major at Azusa Pacific University, won Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role as Alice Beineke in “The Addams Family.” Notre Dame Prep also won Best Ensemble for “The Addams Family,” the release stated.

Other Notre Dame Prep students recognized at the ceremony were nominees Lauren Lord, Emma Nowicki, Anna Sera, Olivia Twiford and Keegan Luther for their performances in “The Addams Family” and Hayley Accord and Gabi Johnson for their roles in “The Curious Savage,” according to the release.

“The Addams Family” production also received nominations for Outstanding Production, Direction, Set Design and Costume Design.

2013 Notre Dame Prep graduate Alex Martinez, a musical theater major at the University of Arizona, won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role as Corny Collins in Desert Foothills Theater’s production of “Hairspray.”

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