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Klein ISD Students Named Tommy Tune Award Winners

Klein ISD Students Named Tommy Tune Award Winners

The next stars of Broadway are right here in our Klein community! 

Students Vanessa Darko and Jace Petrovich recently won Tommy Tune awards for their outstanding contributions to the world of musical theatre. 

Vanessa Darko (Klein Oak) won a 2022 Tommy Tune Award for her Outstanding Performance in a Lead Role as Queen Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress.

Jace Petrovich (Klein Collins) won a 2022 Tommy Tune Award for his Outstanding Lighting Design for Shrek the Musical.

The Tommy Tune Awards Program celebrates the educational value, artistry, and community of high school musical theatre in the Greater Houston area.

Klein ISD Director of Fine Arts Mr. Creston Herron is extremely proud of these passionate students for their love of theatre and how they represent our beloved school district.

“Our district prides itself on the rich musical theatre tradition in our community. Each year, our high schools produce professional-level musicals that bring our community together and celebrate the talents and passions of our students,” Herron said. “We appreciate the TUTS organization for recognizing our students and teachers for their dedication to excellence and artistry!”

Congratulations to these talented students on this monumental accomplishment! Your #KleinFamily is looking forward to all the great things to come in your future- both on and off the stage.


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Klein ISD is a school district in Klein, Texas, located in northwestern Harris County. The district spans approximately 88 square miles and serves more than 53,000 students in 33 elementary schools, 10 intermediate campuses, one high school program of choice, and 5 high schools.

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