Triangle Rising Stars Winners Announced

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Apex High School’s “Les Miserables” and Durham School of the Arts’ “Annie Get Your Gun” won Best Musical and Best Ensemble, respectively, at the Fifth Annual Triangle Rising Stars Awards May 19 at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Faith Jones won Best Actress for her role in C.E. Jordan High School’s “The Wiz,” and Alex Fernandez won Best Actor for his performance in Enloe High School’s “Miss Saigon.” Triangle Rising Stars is an annual awards program that invites high school musical theater students from Central and Eastern North Carolina to perform together and compete against one another for educational scholarships. Jones and Fernandez each received $1,000 academic scholarships and represented Triangle Rising Stars at the National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City in June. Learn more about the program at

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