Recently, three students at Trinity Christian Academy (TCA), were recognized for their extraordinary talent at the Schmidt & Jones Awards Gala for performances in Cinderella. Melinda White received Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role, Macrae Smith received Outstanding Actor in a Minor Role and Caroline Pino received Outstanding Actress in a Minor Role.
Students were judged by a panel of theater professionals and educators. The judges provided nominations and voted for winners in various performance and design categories as the students competed against the productions from high schools in Dallas, Tarrant and Collin counties. Sponsored by Dallas County's only locally produced professional musical theater company, Lyric Stage, the gala honors the students' hard work by providing a Tony Award-like ceremony.