Mercer Island High School drama students nominated for 5th Avenue Theatre awards

Two Mercer Island High School students in the drama program have been nominated for 5th Avenue Theatre awards based on their performance in the school's production of RENT this spring.

Rikke Haughem was nominated for outstanding performance by an actress in a supporting role for her portrayal of the character Maureen and Rachel Jewett was nominated for outstanding performance by an actress in a featured ensemble role for her work in the role of Alexi Darling as the soloist for Seasons of Love.

More than 105 schools in the state competed in this year's awards, and the awards will be celebrated on June 11 at 7 p.m. at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.

"A huge number of the MIHS Rent cast is going to cheer on our nominees, and two of the students are appearing onstage for an all-school performance number. I am so proud of them all," said MIHS drama teacher Daniela Melgar.

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