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Union famous Wesam Keesh about to become Hollywood famous

Originally posted March 13, 2018

Before Wesam Keesh became an established actor in MTV’s “Awkward” and tonight’s premiere of “For the People,” at 9 p.m. on ABC, he was Union famous, making us laugh and cry in various roles from “Noises Off” to “West Side Story.”

Keesh, who graduated in 2005, was also named Mr. Union, the highest honor bestowed on a student at the Hgh School, meaning that not only was he doing well in school he had the respect of both his peers and teachers. In the photo gallery below are just some of the images featuring Keesh during his time at Union High School.

Keesh, the son of Sam and Nawar Keesh, was active in Union Repertory Theater, Student Council, and National Honor Society. He was a member of the All-Star Regional Cast in drama and was selected as Most Outstanding Drama Student. He was also a member of the Mr. Union royalty his junior year. 

His drama teacher, Troy Powell, of course, could not be more proud, and plans to watch the show with Keesh’s family.

“The family asked me to come over to do the watch party tonight,” Powell said. “I do miss that kiddo.” Related story

The show is earning critical praise, with Wesam Keesh playing a public defender, an idealist ready to change the world on "For the People."

Created by Scandal writer Paul William Davies, People (premiering March 13 at 9 p.m. our time in Tulsa) begins in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York — “The oldest, most prestigious, highest-profile trial court in America,” intones a judge — as a comely group of assistant U.S. attorneys and federal public defenders somberly recite their swearing-in oath. The stage is set for a showdown between emotion and logic: Public defenders Sandra (Britt Robertson), Allison (Jasmin Savoy Brown), and Jay (Wesam Keesh) are idealists ready to change the world, while their flinty prosecutor counterparts Kate (Susannah Flood), Seth (Ben Rappaport), and Leonard (Regé-Jean Page) value rules (and winning) above all else.

Union Public Schools wishes him well. Snag that Emmy!