Congratulations to Yesenia Lobaina 21′ for being a finalist in this year’s Young Talent Big Dreams competition. Celebrating its 10th anniversary season, Miami-Dade County’s largest youth talent competition was hosted virtually by Actor’s Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, together with presenting sponsor The Children’s Trust. Hundreds of students from Miami-Dade county between the ages of 8-17 answered the 2020 call to compete this season by submitting preliminary round audition videos that showcased their talent. Yesenia Lobaina was one of only three finalists in the Individual Vocal Broadway/Jazz/Classical category.
Yesenia has been an active member of the FCS Thespian Troupe 7242 and the Patriot Players. Her roles include: Snoopy in YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, Alice in YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Aunt Sponge in JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, Fairy in THE CURIOUS SAVAGE, Cook in ALICE IN WONDERLAND, and ensemble in THE ADAMMS FAMILY. She received the TOP HONOR award in duet acting last year at District 8 Thespians and All-Star Cast for her role as Snoopy in District 8 Thespians One Act Festival. Yessenia has consistently received Superior ratings for various Thespian performances. Yesenia is a wonder. It has been a joy to watch her over the past few years grow into the young woman of remarkable character she is today. Not only is she blessed with astounding talent, but she has the work ethic and tenacity to propel her to new heights. Yesenia holds herself to an incredibly high standard in all she does. We are so thrilled for her! – Jennifer Bryan, FCS Drama Director
Yesenia is a determined young lady who works hard to grow in her craft. She has been taking private voice to increase her pedagogical skills and in turn, is a wonderful role model for her less experienced peers. Yesenia has been a member of the FCS choral family since 8th grade. She has received countless Superiors in vocal solo, ensemble, and choir at the district and state levels. Yesenia adds so much flavor to every class and is a joy to be around. She embraces and values every opportunity given to her and exudes an energy that is contagious. She makes me proud. – Jeannine Stemmer, FCS Choral Director
Yesenia Lobaina fulfills our school’s mission of being a well-rounded student that is not only highly talented in the Arts, but is also an FCS Patriot Scholar due to her academic achievements, part of our National Honor Society, President of the Drama club, and more. Our Patriot Family is very proud of Yesenia and excited for the great future God has in store for her!