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Ben Vereen awards honor local high school students

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Legendary actor and singer Ben Vereen is in San Diego this weekend. 

He's here helping make dreams come true for local high school students.

Nineteen talented students from San Diego and Tucson competed in the 2014 Ben Vereen Awards at the Spreckels Theatre.

CBS News 8's Marcella Lee co-hosted with the Tony award winning performer, who sang "America the Beautiful" in honor of Flag Day.

The two winners, Jonathan Norwood and Aubree Bouche, now head to New York City to compete in the Jimmy awards and a $10,000 college scholarship.

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