Stephanie Washington, a 2003 Union High School graduate, won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Mid-West Region Auditions in Saint Louis, Mo. Washington will now compete in semi-finals and grand finals in March in New York City.
Washington is a graduate student at the University of Indiana in Bloomington and came back to Tulsa to compete in local auditions, reported Linda Van Arkel-Greubel, a member of the Union Schools Education Foundation board of directors. “I met Stephanie at the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions held here in Tulsa. My husband and I have been involved with the Met Opera Auditions in Tulsa for about three years. Stephanie was one of 33 contestants then.”
Van Arkel-Greubel said the contest is very prestigious and Washington impressed the judges with her talent. “She did a great job and it makes me proud of Union High School.”