Jun 22, 2015
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A remarkable graduate from Kennedy High school has a voice made for animated movies — all she needs now is advice on how to break into the field, according to her former teachers.

Kennedy teachers are rallying to help Destiny Valentina Bouachom, a popular Honor student with cerebral palsy, reach her dream of becoming a voice actor. Her special ed teacher, Sal Morabito, has sent audition tapes to agencies such as San Francisco Star Talent Agency and also to the Richmond Standard for publication.

“Any of your readers who may have ideas or suggestions for Destiny may feel free to contact me at smorabito@wccusd.net or at smorabit@ccsf.edu,” Morabito said.

Morabito says he’s “never met a student like Destiny.” The inspiring teen evoked a standing ovation at her high school graduation for being named as one of 15 Honor graduates. He described Bouachom as a genuine, caring, highly-motivated person whose voice talents were recognized by Kennedy art teacher Steve Manini last year.

“Mainini told me that Destiny’s expressive vocal range and personality could lend to a variety of animated characters,” Morabito said.


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.