Two Mankato East students have been named finalists for a Triple Threat Award.

Lauren Senden and Noah Thomas are among 26 individuals from around the state that have been selected for their exemplary performances in singing, dancing, acting and leadership in their communities, and will join together to perform a medley at Spotlight Showcase on June 10 and 11 at the historic State Theatre.

From the group of finalists, four students will be selected — two announced each night — to receive an all-expenses paid trip to New York in late June, where they attend Broadway shows, meet with industry professionals and participate in workshops to hone their performance skills.

Last year Lauren Senden was the first Mankato student to qualify as a Finalist and then win the Triple Threat.