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La Jolla student, teacher win first San Diego Unified VAPA awards for visual and performing arts

La Jolla student, teacher win first San Diego Unified VAPA awards for visual and performing arts

A La Jolla High School student and her music teacher are among the inaugural San Diego Unified School District Visual and Performing Arts Department (VAPA) Spotlight Award winners. Senior Grace Dessert is one of three district students to receive the Artistic Growth Award, and teacher Michael Fiedler is one of seven winners receiving the Creative Leadership Award.

The honorees will be recognized at the Spotlight on VAPA Reception, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown San Diego.

According to a District release: “These awards are intended to shine a light on some of the many successes happening across our District at all levels and in all...

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