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Suzanne drama kids to perform with Young Americans

NEWS                                                                                       Walnut Valley Unified School District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        880 S. Lemon Avenue

November 5, 2015                                                                    Walnut, CA 91789



Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources

(909)595-1261 ext. 31204


Suzanne drama students to perform with Young Americans

Turn It Up So Cal 2015 coming December 1

WALNUT, CA--Thirty-five drama students from Suzanne Middle School have joined the phenomenal Turn it Up So Cal, a first-time ever event with the Young Americans.

Over 2,000 students from eight Southern California schools and 250 internationally acclaimed Young Americans will come together and perform a one-hour show on December 1 at the Citizens Business Bank in Ontario.

 During two workshops held in the school multipurpose room in Walnut, the Suzanne students are learning three songs and choreographed dance routines for the performance from the Young American mentors.

“Seeing how excited my kids are and watching them interact with the Young Americans is amazing!” said drama teacher Helen Papadopoulos.  “This is an experience they will never forget, and neither will I!  I’m so proud of them!”

The Young Americans, a non-profit organization founded over 50 years ago, currently focuses on music education with talented members between the ages of 16 and 25.

The Suzanne students are eager to hit the stage for the Turn it Up event.

“It’s so much fun and I can wait to perform with all of my friends,” said eighth grader Aidan Borgen. “This a once in a lifetime opportunity!”

“The Young Americans are an amazing and inspirational group. This experience has had a really positive impact on me,” said classmate Nada Dalati.

Tickets on sale for the 7p.m show at


Suzanne Middle School drama students rehearse alongside the internationally acclaimed Young Americans on November 4. Over 2,000 students from eight schools will come together to perform Turn it Up So Cal on December 1 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.