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Colorado Springs actor nominated for Teen Choice Award

Terry Terrones Published: July 11, 2013

Springs actor nominated for Teen Choice Award

Actor Derek Theler, a Colorado Springs native and star of the ABC Family sitcom "Baby Daddy," has been nominated for a 2013 Teen Choice Award. The Teen Choice Awards is an annual awards show that recognizes the year's biggest achievements in pop culture. Voting is done by viewers ages 13 to 19. Theler is nominated under the category of "Breakout TV Star." His show "Baby Daddy," which began airing its second season May 29, was also nominated for "Breakout TV Show."

"Its an amazing feeling to be nominated in a category like this for an award show that I used to watch on TV as a kid," said Theler, who will start filming "Baby Daddy's" third season later this month. "It's nice to be on a show that people are recognizing and that I'm proud of. I'm a long shot to win, but I'm happy to be in the running."

Theler has some stiff competition in his category, including stars from "Arrow," "Glee" and "The Carrie Diaries."

If you'd like to help out the Lewis-Palmer graduate, there's still time. Voting for the 2013 Teen Choice Awards is open until Aug. 10 at teenchoiceawards.com. You can vote once a day for each category. The show airs Aug. 11 on FOX.

Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Scholarship

Chelsea Emerson, a Doherty High School student, won a full scholarship to The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation 2013 Summer Seminar Program. She attended the second session from June 16-29. The program is designed as an art institute for gifted high school juniors. -

Compiled by Jennifer Mulson, jen.mulson@gazette.com, and Terry Terrones, terry.terrones@gazette.com

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