First Kiwanis showcase coming March 20 |

First Kiwanis showcase coming March 20

Staff reports

Seventeen Carson Valley students have been selected to compete in the first Stars of Tomorrow Talent Showcase, sponsored by the Gardnerville/Carson Valley Kiwanis Club.

The competition will take place on Saturday, March 20, at 8 p.m. at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

Chris Murphy, news anchor at KTVN-TV, will act as master of ceremonies for the evening.

Acts ranging from dance and drama to piano, flute, oboe and guitar as well as modern and classical vocal numbers will be judged by a panel of five judges, including Frank Kistler of the Nevada Opera Association, Voice and piano instructor Eileen Bianchi, University of Nevada, Reno voice instructor Jennifer Tibben-Lembke, Harrah’s orchestra leader Brian Fahrnon and Monica Folio of the Tahoe Players Association.

The winner of the competition will receive a $500 scholarship, which has been established by the Kiwanis Club in memory of the late Gene Zimmerman, a Kiwanis member. The second place winner will receive a $250 scholarship donated by co-sponsor Minden Medical Center. A $100 savings bond will be awarded to the third-place winner.

In addition to the talent competition, the Kiwanis Club is sponsoring an art competition for students at Douglas High School. Entries are being accepted in four categories: painting and drawing, pottery, photography and graphic arts. A prize will be awarded in each category, and a $100 prize will be presented to the overall winner.

In addition, a people’s choice prize will be awarded for the artwork which receives the most votes from among the audience at the show. The winners of the art contest will be announced at the talent showcase on Saturday night.

Tickets for the show are $6 for adults, $4 for children and students and $18 for a family. Tickets can be obtained from Kiwanis members and from students participating in the show, as well as at the door.