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Sat, Mar 25, 2017 08:55 AM
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 issue
Stars shine bright in Lawrence talent show
by Maureen Dosier

Lawrence County Arts Council

LOUISA — Louisa Middle School filled up with some of the county's most talented students Saturday for the third annual "Rising Star Talent Show" sponsored by the Lawrence County Arts Council.

The talent ranged from Michelle McDaniel (LCHS 12th grade) on the bagpipes; Adam Chaffins (LCHS 9th grade) playing the guitar and singing an original song; Tina Lawson, India O'Brien and Thomasina Reed (LEU 5th grade) choreographing a dance routine, as did Brittany Halcomb (FES 4th grade); and Matt Fields (LMS 8th grade) juggling. There were singing performances by Carley Brown (BES 5th grade); Megean and Kayla Dotson (FES 6th grade); and Sabrina Lambert (FES 8th grade).

There was a special performance by rock band Streetkry (Thad Blevins, Adam Castle, Brandon and Justin Blankenship), who had the crowd on their feet dancing.

The cash prize winners for first place who received $50 included Laken Fitch (LEL 1st grade), Shelby Blevins (LEL 2nd grade), Megan Preston (LEU 4th grade), Kayla Cantrell (BES 5th grade), Katelyn Webb (Paintsville 6th grade), Hope Reuschel (LMS 8th grade), Ashley Thomas (LCHS 9th grade), and Dean VanHoose (LCHS 12th grade). "Most Talented" and $75 went to Emily Mills (Porter 5th grade) and "Best in Show" honors and $100 went to Mitch Copley (LCHS 9th grade).

Peoples Security Bank, Kim Lemaster Hometown Realty, Kelly's Used Cars, the Cultural Heritage Network of Highway 23 and the Lawrence County Arts Council donated prize money, and Foodland of Louisa and Brown Food Service donated refreshments.

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