Edmonds-Woodway grad Brett Davern stars in MTV’s ‘Awkward’

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    Brett Davern went to school at Madrona and Edmonds-Woodway High School. (Photo courtesy of MTV)

    Edmonds native Brett Davern is starring in MTV’s new comedy “Awkward,” which premiered in late July to decent ratings and glowing reviews, according to a story Wednesday from our online news partner The Seattle Times.

    The road to a starring role in “Awkward” began at Madrona School in Edmonds, the Times said. “It’s weird to say an elementary school has a drama program, but they actually do,” Davern said of Madrona K-8’s renowned children’s theater program, noting he auditioned for his first musical in fourth grade.

    At Edmonds-Woodway High School, Davern wanted to join the freshman football team, but being “below five feet tall and less than 100 pounds, I got my butt kicked.” Instead, he auditioned for the soprano lead in “Oliver!” when his voice had yet to change.

    You can read the entire Seattle Times story here.

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