Pianist first in talent show

Alice Sady won first-place and the People's Choice Award at the Carson Valley Kiwanis Club's 10th annual Stars of Tomorrow talent show on Saturday in Minden's CVIC Hall.

This year's show featured 18 area student dancers, singers and instrumentalists competing for scholarships from $250 to $1,500.

Sady's first-place piano performance of Beethoven's Sonata in A flat major earned her $1,250 with an additional $250 for winning the People's Choice Award.

Rachel Jackson placed second and earned $750 with her vocal of "On My Own" from "Les Miserables." Nicole Mehrer won $500 for her third-place solo en pointe. Fourth place and $250 went to Melissa Marsh for her singing performance of "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" from "Phantom of the Opera."

Also among the students competing in Stars of Tomorrow were Megan Hellwinkel, Kim Lowe, Travis Gonzales, Brigitte Bliss, Andy Vardas-Doane, Brian Jaggard, Heather McNeilly, Allie Whalen, Brynn Garrett, Caterina Anger, Braelene Smith, Sandy Lopez, Lacey Sullivan and Ally Reith.

The program also included song and dance entertainment by Serena Batholomew, Bailey Gumm, Stella Larsen, Kevin Nelson, Samantha Vardas-Doane, Loren Bales, Melanie Bratsch and Miss Carson Valley 2008 Christina Keegan.

The Carson Valley Kiwanis Club's 11th annual Stars of Tomorrow show will be the last Saturday in April, 2009.


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