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Suzanne Drama Students Win International Award

NEWS                                                                                    Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             880 S. Lemon Avenue
May 2, 2013                                                                          Walnut, CA 91789

Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204

Suzanne Drama Students Win International Award

WALNUT, CA—Fourteen Suzanne Middle School students participated in an international examination offered by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).

The students prepared for their exams for over three months and their hard work really paid off.

Every student passed the prestigious exam administered on March 6. And they received very positive comments from the examiner.  

“Congratulations to our wonderfully talented students on their amazing accomplishment!” said drama and math teacher Helen Papdopoulos.

LAMDA examinations are designed to equip learners, whatever their age or aspirations, with a range of skills that will serve them throughout life. 

The examinations provide learners with an opportunity to measure progress against an international standard, make contact with expert practitioner examiners outside the immediate teaching environment, build self-confidence and self-esteem, acquire skill certification for career development and receive critical appraisal and guidance for future development.

LAMDA began offering speech examinations to the public in the 1880s.  Since then, these examinations have been refined and developed into a comprehensive system of performance evaluation by experts in education, acting and communication. In addition to being the UK’s largest statutory speech and drama awarding body, LAMDA Examinations has a reputation for excellence across the globe.

LAMDA's mission is to improve standards in communication through the spoken word, foster an appreciation of literature, poems and drama, acknowledge levels of achievement and support the creative, intellectual and social development of the individual as a whole.

Front row: Mariah Quintero, Heidi Salas, Annette Ketsiri, Cara Chang, Katrina Monong, and Kamryn Ibarra. Back row: Adrienne Caparaz, Katelyn Rowley, Kaitlin Garrett, Camille Know, Sarah Kamanta, Sammi Su, Katrina Ligon, and Eva Ma.