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Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow deadline nears

by Bob Wicker

The third annual Kiwanis Club’s “Stars of Tomorrow” talent competition is just around the corner.

With college scholarships of $1,000 and $500 up for grabs, contestants are being reminded to submit their applications to the Gardnerville/Carson Valley Kiwanis Club before March 16. The show will be held April 6 at the CVIC Hall in Minden.

“Stars of Tomorrow” director Ann Delahay, who may be reached by telephone at 267-9675 by anyone with questions about the show, has scheduled auditions for March 21 and a dress rehearsal for April 5.

The Gene Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship competition is open to students currently in the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades at schools in Carson Valley, the Lake Tahoe area, Carson City, Dayton and Fallon and to home-schooled students in these grades.

The judges for this year’s “Stars” competition are:

– Alan Sullivan, assistant director of the University of Nevada Marching Band.

– Brian Farnon, leader/director of Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Orchestra.

– Cheryl Shingler, music director, Washoe School District.

– Galen Wixson, director of the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra.

– Elizabeth Weigel, director of Area 51 Dance Studio in Reno.

Three judges for the high school student art show, being held in conjunction with the talent show, have also been named. They are Sherry Caston, Carson High School art teacher, Greg Drinkwine of Gardnerville and Jan Rollenhagen of Minden. The first alternate is Carson Middle School art teacher Cecelia Davis.

The Gene Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship is a project of the Kiwanis Club and dedicated to the memory of Zimmerman, who died in an automobile accident in 1998. Zimmerman was often the spark behind community-betterment efforts in the Carson Valley.