Monika Deukmejian, daughter of Adjunct N/C ESL Instructor Karen Deukmejian, was elected Sophomore Homecoming Princess for Verdugo Hills High School. In addition, she was also recognized for Academic Excellence by CAPS, LAUSD, and the City of Los Angeles. (And 16 years ago, Monika's birth was announced in the Milestones.)
Andrea-Marie Stark (Theater) flew back to Chicago a few weekends ago to reunite with the original cast of Wrens (a play about seven women serving in the Women's Royal Naval Service). During its opening season (1996), the cast won three Jeff Awards (the Joseph Jefferson Equity Awards are Chicago's Tony awards) for Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actress, and Best New Work (Wrens). This put the then brand new company of Rivendell "on the map" in Chicago Theatre, and the cast members went on to have solid theatre careers. Andea-Marie was overjoyed to be reunited with the other cast members and experience the play once again.
Be sure to vote November 6th!