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OSA student, Kehlani, received a Grammy nomination and was showcased on Forbes' 30 under 30.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/sidneedouyon/2016/01/04/30-under-30-how-we-do-us-a-qa-with-kehlani/

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Seventh grade Theatre students, Sophie Eckber (Jane Darling/Lost Boy) and Max Lewis (John Darling) are performing in Peter Pan at Berkeley Playhouse from October 29 through December 6. They are both featured in the Barrie cast (youth roles are double cast). Also performing is Branden Thomas, an OSA graduate, as Pirate Mullens. Information may be found here.

OSA student on Project Runway!

Zachary Fernandez, 11th grade OSA student from the School of Production Design, is competing on Project Runway Junior! Last year he was on a related reality show called Threads. But this time, the show is the real Project Runway, complete with a full season of episodes and Tim Gunn as the mentor(!), the only difference from the regular show is that all the contestants are between the ages of 13-17.

http://www.mylifetime.com/…/project-runwa…/designers/zachary

Bay Area for Sale, recently features us in an article: Arts and Academics: The Oakland School of the Arts. See what they have to offer for California real estate

Vocal Rush: Teens Find Inspiration in Black Lives Matter

[VIDEO] Oakland School for the Arts' powerhouse a cappella group, Osa Vocal Rush took their energetic, soulful sound and urban artistry to a new level this year, dedicating their performances to Black Lives Matter.

Posted by KQED Arts on Sunday, June 14, 2015

Congratulations to Vocal Rush, an a capella group from Oakland School for the Arts - Vocal Music for winning its 3rd...

Posted by Barbara Lee on Monday, May 11, 2015

Zoe Turin has been selected as a winner of a National Merit scholarship. From the National Merit Scholarship Corporation Public Announcement: 

2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition

This year’s competition for National Merit Scholarships began in October 2013 when over 1.4 million juniors in some 22,000 high schools took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. Last fall, the highest-scoring participants in each state, representing less than one percent of the nation’s high school seniors, were named Semifinalists on a state-representational basis.Only these 16,000 Semifinalists had an opportunity to continue in the competition.

From the Semifinalist group, 15,000 students met the very high academic standards and other requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. By the conclusion of the 2015 program, about 7,600 Finalists will have earned the “Merit Scholar” title and received a total of about $34 million in college scholarships.