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Students Embrace “Their Shot” With Hamilton Competition

Apr. 4, 2018
Students Embrace “Their Shot” With Hamilton Competition
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Hundreds of students from 21 DPS schools saw Hamilton: An American Musical. As a part of the Hamilton Education Program, students earned their Hamilton tickets by studying American history for several weeks in their classrooms through a curriculum focused on Alexander Hamilton and the nation’s founding fathers. Students also participated in a Q&A with members of the Hamilton cast.

Students from across Denver competed to perform original work they created based on their classroom studies – songs, rap, poetry, scenes and monologues – on the Buell Theatre stage in front of thousands of their peers. Ten DPS students won the honor!

Congratulations to Esteban Gallegos and Madison Rust from Emily Griffith High School; Albert Ortega from High Tech Early College; John Le from Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy; Issak Lucero from STRIVE Prep – SMART; Josiah Blackbear from West Early College; Zehydi Chaparro-Rojas, Jose Torres-Andazola, Rossy Martinez-Sanchez and Alexandra Andazola-Chavez from West Leadership Academy.