The second annual Carol Taran Award for Excellence in Performing Arts at Miami Beach Senior High School was presented to senior Mary Figueroa, a superbly talented performer who was selected for the award by the faculty of the Fine Arts Academy at Beach High.

“Mary is a shining star in musical theatre. She is extremely talented and has a phenomenal voice,” said Nina Duval, Lead Teacher and Fine Arts Chair at the high school. Mary will be attending Columbia College Chicago and studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre.

During high school Mary performed in nine school (9) productions, competed in the world’s largest theater festival and was rated Superior as a Solo Artist. She has also performed in numerous public service, community and hospital events and has created a youth empowerment organization to inspire young people to positively impact the lives of others.

The 2015 Senior Awards Ceremonies were held on Friday May 22st at the Beach High Auditorium and the “Carole Award” was presented to Mary Figueroa at that time. Mary was presented with a plaque and a $500.00 scholarship check from 1308 Productions.

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