Tuleck Porchia

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
Palmdale, CA

Meet this young, black, incredible 17-year-old who is a driven force in the entertainment business. He possesses an unwavering commitment to his craft and a deep love of acting and theater. While pursuing his artistic endeavors, he encountered the difficulties of a rare battle with Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) at an early age, triumphing through a life-changing bone marrow transplant in 2021. 

His clever projects demonstrate that he is creative even away from the stage. Consider a humorous screenplay with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that earned nominations in a 64 film festival, showcasing his talent for original narrative. He started "The Masked Student," an online game show on Instagram that takes the famous "The Masked Singer" format and adds a high school twist.
From playing Malvolio in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night to Professor Plum in Clue: On Stage, Mr. Bernstein in Little Shop of Horrors, or Donkey in Shrek the Musical, his career in theater has been nothing short of varied. This young talent is eager to take advantage of as many opportunities as possible in stage and film productions. He is keen to make a lasting impression on the entertainment industry. 

Scholarships Awarded in 2023: NSHSS Performing Arts: Theater Scholarship