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Denver School of the Arts honors “Just Like Us” author Helen Thorpe

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Click here to see a full photo gallery from the Denver School of the Arts gala, including photos from “Beauty and the Beast.”

By John Moore
Sept. 30, 2013

"Just Like Us" author Helen Thorpe was honored Saturday, Sept. 28, at the first-ever Denver School of the Arts Friends Foundation gala at the school.

Thorpe was given the Community Arts Leadership Award for her role in inspiring youth through the arts. The presenter was Susan Daggett, an environmental attorney, DSA mom and wife of Colorado Senator Michael Bennet. (Their daughter made a video appearance in the Denver Center Theatre Company’s production of “The Giver” last season.)

"Just Like Us" won the Colorado Book Award and is being adapted for the stage by the Denver Center Theatre Company. It opens for previews Oct. 4.