CHARLOTTESVILLE — Madeline Michel, a longtime drama teacher at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, has won the 2019 Excellence in Theatre Education Award and will be recognized nationally next month during the 73rd annual Tony Awards.

The award recognizes the top K-12 drama teacher and was founded by the Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University. The honor includes $10,000 for Monticello’s theater program and tickets to the Tony Awards and Gala.

Two students chosen by Michel will be given scholarships to Carnegie Mellon’s Drama Pre-College Program in summer 2020. CMU drama professors also will teach her students a master class.

Michel has led the drama program at Monticello for more than a decade. She has worked to

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