Former Lincoln Park student wins spot on TV series
June 8, 2012
Sabrina Golba and her funny alter ego "Angelica"
NASHVILLE- Former Lincoln Park student Sabrina Golba recently was selected from thousands of applicants to be a cast member on the television show iShine KNECT.
Golba auditioned for the iShine network's television sitcom in Nashville with a monologue performed by her humorous and childlike alter ego, "Angelica." Through the online contest, she won the opportunity to appear on an episode of season four this year and was able to audition for the entire season.
On May 7, Brad Mathias, president of Bema Media, notified her that she had won a spot on the show for season four, which will air January 2013.
Golba is a former resident of New Castle, Pa., now living in Bonita Springs, Fla.
She created the fun, quirky character "Angelica" about a year ago when she escaped to her room instead of helping her parents with household chores.
Angelica's popularity grew within her immediate family and friends, ultimately engaging thousands of regular followers and fans on social media sites. Golba regularly updates her YouTube channel with new "Angelica" videos.
Golba's acting career began at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, where she learned acting, dance and vocal skills from performing arts teachers Gwyneth Welling, Jennifer Roe-Verba, Krista Shovlin and Sharon Schaller.
"I am not surprised by her ability to stay in character," Welling stated. "But, I am very impressed by how creatively she put it all together."
Prior to moving to Bonita Springs last year, Golba gained inspiration from Steve and Sara Mikulski's spiritual leadership at New Life Baptist Church in New Wilmington, Pa.
"Sabrina is like a breath of fresh air," commented Steve Mikulski. "She is eager to learn and grow and is conscious of wanting to do the right thing. I believe she will go very far."
The iShine KNECT television show is a faith-based version of the Disney model. The Christian media group is dedicated to ministering to pre-teens and their families and appeals to children between the ages of seven and 13.
Peole may view Miss Golba's YouTube channel, including the winning first-round audition video, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqNm6PC1zSY&feature=plcp.
(June 6, 2012)
About Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School
The Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School (www.lppacs.org) is a Pennsylvania public school providing a state-approved academic program and pre-professional training for grades 7-12 in music, theater, dance, creative writing, health science arts and media arts. The school enrolls 550 students from 58 surrounding school districts.
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