'Moonlight' actors perform with classmates in end-of-year performance

Students thrilled about performance

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The end-of-year play at Norland Middle School in Miami Gardens included special highlights this year: award-winning actors.

Jaden Piner and Alex Hibbart starred in "Moonlight," the Miami-based film that won an Oscar for Best Picture. 

On Thursday, they had roles in a mashup of performances that included vignettes from "Hamilton" and "Hairspray."

The seventh graders told Local 10 they were thrilled Norland is getting attention for being a special school for performing arts. 

The head of the drama program, Tanisha Cidel, said there is a lot of untapped talent in Miami-Dade County. She will be running a workshop over the summer for anyone interested in the performing arts. 

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