MCALLEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — McAllen ISD announced one of their students will be attending theatre school in the fall.
The district said Alejandra Tamez, a senior at McAllen High School, will be attending the Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago.
The university’s program accepts just 32 students and in addition, she also received a merit scholarship of $28,000 a year.
Tamez earned or co-earned four awards at the 2022 Palms (theatre awards for the Rio Grande Valley) on May 15.
- Best Actress in a Leading Role of a Play
- Best Production of a Play
- Best Choreography of a Musical
- Best Ensemble of a Musical
Tamez intends to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting, said the district.