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.
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.