Named after the legendary Broadway entertainer, the Ben Vereen Awards honor talented high school theater students from across San Diego and Tucson. These high school students compete for the coveted Southwest Region’s Best Actor and Best Actress awards and the opportunity to move on to the next round at the prestigious National High School Musical Theater Awards, or Jimmy Awards, in New York. There they will go head-to-head with the nation’s most talented performers for a chance to win the title of Best Actor and Best Actress and a $10,000 college scholarship.

This year, Canyon Crest Academy’s own Cameron Chang received the 2014 Best Actor Finalist award for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. Congratulations to Cameron and all of the performers who were recognized for their achievements!