Bringing the house down, Ben Akers is shining as this week’s Leander ISD Fine Arts Student of the Week. 

At Cedar Park Middle School, Ben thoroughly involves himself in the theatre and musical theatre programs. A phenomenal performer, the eighth-grader has received multiple acting awards, including Best Performer at the District UIL One-Act Play competition this fall.  Ben portrayed the character Tuc in Mother Hicks. For this role, Ben learned American Sign Language, a language he wasn’t familiar with prior to the production! In every show at CPMS since his sixth-grade year, Ben has had a role, including two leads and two supporting roles. His incredible hard work and dedication takes him above and beyond in everything he does. Ben’s leadership shows in his service as one of the vice presidents of the CPMS Thespians Troupe. He also represents as a member of National Junior Honors Society.

“Ben is a true joy to work with each and every day,” CPMS Theatre Director Briana Bower said.  “He is empathetic, kind, and always works to make others feel welcome and included. He has such a keen ability to understand others, which not only makes him an incredible performer but an incredible human being as well!

Standing O for Ben Akers–#1LISD Fine Arts Student of the Week!