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Tomorrow’s stars are today’s performers

by Linda Wilson

The Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley is pleased to announce the winners of last Saturday’s Stars of Tomorrow Talent Showcase.

Melanie Bratsch received the $1,250 Gene Zimmerman Memorial scholarship for her rendition of “Popular” from the musical “Wicked.”

Kassie MacMillan and Kevin Nelson tied for first runner up, so the first runner-up and second runner-up awards were combined and divided between the two performers. Kassie performed a modern dance solo to “Cabaret Hoover,” and Kevin tap danced to “Singin’ in the Rain.”

Third runner-up went to Melanie Bratsch and Lacey Sullivan who sang a duet to “What is This Feeling” from “Wicked.”

The People’s Choice Award was given to Kevin Nelson for his “Singin’ in the Rain” tap-dance.

The scholarship sponsors include: The Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley, Maxton Manufacturing, Carson Valley Medical Center, ReMax, Byron Waite of MTM Capital Service Corporation, Jessica Jensen, and Delahay Appraisal.

— The ninth annual Stars of Tomorrow Talent Showcase was a memorial to Gene Zimmerman.