Recent Scripps Ranch High School graduate Sophia Liu Su won the top prize of $3,500 on the first night of the 2017 RB Chorale Scholarship competition, held at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts in June. Poway High graduate Katherine Thorvick won the top prize on the second night of the competition. Sophia, Katherine, and four other finalists performed popular numbers from Broadway musicals for the “Best of Broadway, Yesterday and Today” concert. The Chorale awarded a total of $15,000 to the finalists, who will all be attending college to continue their musical education.

Other winners were Poway High graduate Derrick Martin Jr., Poway High graduate Austin Thatcher, Mt. Carmel High School graduate Garrett Caelan Weir, and Carlsbad High School graduate Proma Dewanjee.

The RB Chorale is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to bring the gift of song to the community, entertain audiences, and help aspiring young musicians pursue their dreams. The Chorale has been awarding scholarships to deserving San Diego County high school graduating students for 44 years. Learn more at