A San Diego high school student took home a prestigious national award at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards.
Sky Frank, a student at the San Diego School for the Creative and Performing Arts, took home the Rising Star award Monday night.
Frank was one of 20 local students - 10 actresses and 10 actors - who were nominated for San Diego's Ben Vereen Awards. From that group, two students - one actor and one actress - were selected to travel to New York City for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards.
The National High School Musical Theatre Awards, or The Jimmy Awards, celebrate outstanding achievement in voice, dance and acting in schools across the Country.
The award is presented by the John Gore Organization, one of the leading developers, producers, distributors and marketers of Broadway theater.
The Rising Star award is given to a young performer who shows talent and professionalism in acting, singing, and dancing.
"This performer has impressed the directors and his fellow contestants through his talent, his hard work and his spirit of collaboration," according to a release. "This award acknowledges that it is just a matter of time until this young performer reaches stardom through dedication to his craft."
Jillian Strattman, a student at San Dieguito Academy, also traveled to NYC for the awards.