Homeless Student Finds Refuge In Theatre

October 22, 2020

Congratulations to ACSA Region 12 Every Student Succeeding winner Joaquin Enriquez from Upland High School. Joaquin is a gifted singer and actor. He has performed on stage with Broadway stars Bernadette Peters and Megan Hilty. And yet, you would never know Joaquin battled homelessness throughout his high school years. But thanks to a relentless work ethic and a loving support system at Upland High, Joaquin still has a positive and upbeat attitude, with a goal of breaking into the entertainment industry. “I love watching him perform,” said Joaquin’s school counselor, Janell Aven. “And I love just seeing him in his element. I love him seeing him do what makes him happy and what brings him joy.”

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