Watch A Rising Star
March 25, 2017 - Kravis Center
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What is Watch A Rising Star?
For the past fourteen years, students from Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Hendry Counties have participated in Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast’s Watch a Rising Star. What is Watch a Rising Star? It is a vocal competition for High School Seniors who plan on furthering their education at a College or University after high School graduation. A pool of six (6) finalists were selected from the auditions. The finalists competed in a dynamic vocal competition, which was held on February 13, 2016, for scholarship money to be used at the college of their choice.
In the months leading up to the event, the finalists received vocal and performance coaching from veteran Broadway performers, Jackie Bayne Gillman and Jason Gillman. The students had the opportunity to showcase their talent and market the Watch a Rising Star event by performing at several venues throughout the community prior to the final February event. After months of coaching and practicing, the finalists performed at the Kravis Center for a crowd of over 300 guests. Winners were selected that evening by the audience and esteemed judges. In 2015-2016 season, six seniors competed for a total of $10,000 in scholarship money during the event.
Our honorees this year are Patti Hamilton and Gary Lesser.
Congratulations to our 2016 JA's Watch A Rising Star winner, Emily Rynasko! We wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavors!
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