The 5th Avenue Award goes to ...

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

High school students from across Washington state packed the 5th Avenue Theatre recently for the 11th annual 5th Avenue Awards honoring high school musical theater – a high school version of the Tony Awards presented by Wells Fargo. 

The house was packed with 2,200 teenagers, dressed in costume representing their schools’ musical theater productions, who cheered for their peers as they performed musical excerpts and accepted awards honoring top student achievements in musical theater. 

The acclaimed event handed out awards in 21 categories ranging from Outstanding Overall Musical Production to Outstanding Lobby Display. 

This year saw the second annual Special Honor for Outstanding Educator given to Woodinville High School drama teacher Leslie Herlich.

A talented educator, Herlich received her degree in theatre arts from the State University of New York at Genesco, and is presently a board member of the Washington State Thespians. Teaching classes ranging from English to musical theatre and technical theatre production, Herlich has been an invaluable asset to the Woodinville High School drama department and has seen many of her past students go on to perform across America.

2013 5th Avenue Award Northshore Recipients

•Special Honors: Outstanding Educator:  Leslie Herlich, Woodinville High School

• Special Honors: Student Achievement:Woodinville High School, Alissa McAlpine

For a full list of 5th Avenue Award recipients, visit the 2013 5th Avenue Awards page at:

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