The Maryvale Mariachi Panteras De Oro Group Was Selected by the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA) Board

Posted by Communications on 11/16/2017

Maryvale Principal Manuel Silvas has been named the Central Arizona Theatre Administrator of the Year.   Silvas earned this award for his support of Theatre Arts by facilitating the hiring of a second theatre teacher, renovating the theatre room to accommodate small performances, helping start a CTE technical theatre program and according to Patrick Shanahan, Maryvale theatre teacher, “just overall eliminating barriers for our department.” He receive the award at the Phoenix Convention Center, November 17, front of thousands of theatre students and hundreds of theatre educators at the annual Arizona Thespian Festival.  

“In a time when the Performing Arts are on the top of school’s budget cutting list, it is refreshing to find administrators who can see how the Performing Arts are an important part of a well-rounded school program. It has come to the attention of the Executive Board of the Arizona Thespians that you are one of those Administrators,” AIA and Thespian board co-director Steve Abaroa said.