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Denton ISD Recognized as Exemplary District by Texas Educational Theatre Association

Denton ISD was recently recognized as an Exemplary District by the Texas Educational Theatre Association (TxETA) – the highest district recognition awarded by TxETA.

TxETA recognizes individual school districts making outstanding contributions to raising the standards for theater education both locally and across the state. Districts apply annually to receive recognition for achievement, growth and excellence.

Districts are judged in a number of categories, including course offerings, performance venues, performance opportunities, theater advocacy, technology and more. Districts that receive 86-100 points are named an Exemplary District.

Denton ISD’s theater programs excelled this year, earning a number of accolades including five Broadway Dallas awards and three Betty Buckley awards.
The Broadway Dallas High School Musical Theater Awards aim to inspire and honor excellence in high school musical theater while recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in North Texas.

The Betty Lynn Buckley Awards are named after Fort Worth’s own Tony Award-winning Best Actress and Casa Mañana alumna, Betty Lynn Buckley. This scholarship awards program has celebrated the best in high school performing arts since 2000. A panel of distinguished judges – composed of local theater professionals and educators – votes for a winner in 17 award categories.