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2016 Wall of Fame

 

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AVPA Class of 2016 Wall of Fame

As our seniors prepare to say their good-byes and graduate from AVPA, we’d like to share the impressive list of college acceptances they have accumulated this spring. We’re also listing their final choice of college or alternative plans for next year, along with their planned major/minor. Congratulations to all!

 

Art (Starving Young Artists)

Student

School

Major

Akamine, Michelle

University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Linguistics

Escott, Imani DigiPen Institute of Technology Digital Media and Animation
Candrisari, Laksmita UC Berkeley Undeclared for College of Letters and Sciences
Cerutti, Alejandro CalArts Graphic Design
Goswamy, Srishti UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering
LeCheminant, Zoe UC Santa Cruz Film and Televison Production
Pacino, Ariana Art Center Illustration
Petersen, Pauline Santa Monica College Accepted to Scholars Program
Reid, Jaida Accepted to: OTIS College of Art and Design and CSU Long Beach Illustration
Tesfay, Cheyenne Santa Monica College Visual Art
Walters, Autumn Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Mechanical Engineering and Animation

 

 

Dance (Danger Zone Dance Company)


Student

School

Major

King, Megan   

UCLA

Lundy, Courtney   



 

Film (Young Filmmakers)


Student

School

Major

Alvarez, Dean

San Francisco Art Institute

Arias, Andrea

Santa Monica College
Azzabi, Sara Gap Year
Bishop, Briana Santa Moncia College
Carter, Chaz Santa Monica College  
DaCosta, Kyle Santa Monica College  
Erlington, Myles Santa Monica College  
Ferreiros Rist, Isabel CSU Northridge  
Garcia, Jenna Gap Year  
Koskas, Cameron Santa Monica College or Gap Year  
Namala, Flora UC Berkeley  
Newsom, Briana Santa Monica College  
Signater, Xavier Art Institute of California  
Silver, Ryan CSU Northridge  
Smith, Joanna USC  
Yoshida, Richard San Jose State University

 

Music (Pink Elephant Music Company)

 

Student

School

Major

Bechtloff Weising, Milo

UCSB College of Creative Studies

(also accepted to SDSU, CSUN, UCLA, USC)

Pure Mathematics

Behnken, Reno

UCSB College of Creative Studies

(also accepted to UCB, UCSC, UCSD, UCD, USC)

Biology to study Paleobiology

Berliner, Oliver

Harvard University


Ellzey, William

Westmont University

(also accepted to Baylor, DePaul, Belmont)

Music (Cello Performance)

Gray, Jake

UC San Diego (also accepted to UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, Cal Poly SLO) ICAM (Interdisciplinary Computing Arts Major)

Parrales, Solis, Alison

Santa Monica College

Perry, Kate

Grinnell College

(also accepted to Haverford, Pomona, Williams, Middlebury)

History and English

Rivera, Bella

Whitman College

Biophysics, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology

Roseborough, Caitlyn

Belmont University

(also accepted to Clark, Gordon, UMass)


Ruiz, Ana

West Los Angeles College

Seeberger, Kent

University of Iowa

(also accepted to UCSD, UCI, UCR, UCSC, UCD)

Electrical Engineering

Vlahakis, Niko

UC Berkeley

(also accepted to UCLA, UCSD, William & Mary, UMass Amherst)

Undecided (Chemistry, Applied Math, or Engineering), Minor in Music

Zucker, Josh

UC Davis

(also accepted to USC, UCSB, UCSC, Ohio State)

Atmospheric Science

 

Theatre (Blurred Vision Theatre Company)

 

Student

School

Major

Amor, Paxton

Gap Year


Barocio, Mikaela

Santa Monica College


Cary-Green, Cricket

Dickinson College

American Studies

Cooper-Crutchfield, Samantha

American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) BFA with acting emphasis

Crowe, Caitlyn

UC San Diego

De Silva, Sadushi

UC Berkeley


Freedson, Nick

UC Santa Barbara


Harris, Raegan

Emerson College


Mercaldo, Matthew

West Los Angeles College

Petersen, Samuel

Wesleyan University


Price, Gabrielle

University of New Mexico


Ridenour, Kori

UC Riverside


Romero, Adriana

UC Santa Cruz


Skelley, Claire

New York University

(aslo accepted to Muhlenberg, Boston Conservatory, Oklahoma City University, University of Oklahoma, PACE University)

Vocal Performance (concentration in Musical Theater)

Terrell, Khamiya

Emerson College


Tetradis, Thanassis

UC Berkeley


Tiggs, Tia

Boston University

Business

Ussery, Lauryn

Santa Monica College

Academy Awards presented on June 5, 2016

Awards for Pink Elephant Music Company

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN MUSIC • Chris Serrano

MOST OUTSTANDING MUSICIAN – INSTRUMENTALMilo Bechtloff Weising

MOST OUTSTANDING MUSICIAN – VOCAL • Oliver Berliner

OUTSTANDING FRESHMAN IN MUSIC • Isa Berliner

OUTSTANDING SOPHOMORE IN MUSIC • Mikael Nida

OUTSTANDING JUNIOR IN MUSIC • Peter Marcus

OUTSTANDING SENIOR IN MUSIC • Niko Vlahakis

OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF CHAMBER SINGERS • Laura Vlahakis

OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF ORCHESTRA • Kate Perry

OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF JAZZ ENSEMBLE • Josh Zucker

OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF JAZZ COMBO • James Tingle

OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF CHAMBER ENSEMBLES • Bella Rivera

OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF CONCERT BAND • Stephanos Alemseged and Niko Vlahakis

MOST OUTSTANDING COMPOSER – FILM SCORE • Josh Zucker

MOST OUTSTANDING COMPOSER – JAZZ COMBO • Milo Bechtloff Weising

MOST OUTSTANDING COMPOSER – SOUND RECORDING PROJECT • Reno Behnken

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ENSEMBLE • Jazz Ensemble

Director’s Award for Leadership: Bella Rivera, Niko Vlahakis, Milo Bechtloff Weising

MVP: Most Valuable Contribution to the Music Program 2012-2016:

Milo Bechtloff Weising, Reno Behnken, Oliver Berliner, Kent Seeberger, Niko Vlahakis, Josh Zucker

 
AVPA Foundation