Contest Results

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2011 Over-All Winner…

Clay Mobley of Wylie Texas!

2011 Elementary Division (ages 8 – 10)
1st Place – Olivia Sanborn  (Rowlett)
2nd Place – Bethany Bass (Rowlett)
3rd Place – Kinsey Carlson (Murphy)

2010 Middle Division (ages 11 – 13):
1st Place – Clay  Mobley (Wylie)
2nd Place – Yaminah Lewis  (Wylie)
3rd Place – Pricilla Garcia  (Wylie)

2010 Senior Division (ages 14 – 17):
1st Place – Alexsis Self (Wylie)
2nd Place – Marcel Baptiste (Wylie)
3rd Place – Jordan Green (Wylie)

It was another exciting year for Searching for a Star…Year 5 proved to be a banner year for Wylie Performers!Wylie ISD students made it a clean sweep in this year’s “Searching for a Star” contest.  With each student’s win comes one for Wylie ISD via the Wylie ISD Education Foundation (WEF) as well.  A total of $1,150 was awarded to the contest winner’s campus fine arts programs.  First place winner Clay Mobley won $750 for McMillan Junior High.  Second place winner, Alexis Self raked in $250 for Wylie East High School and third place winner Yaminah Lewis won $150 for Harrison Intermediate.  The annual event, sponsored by the Ballard School for the Performing Arts, serves as a showcase for young talent from across the Metroplex. 
 Singers compete in three categories: elementary (ages 8 through 10), middle (11 – 14), and senior (15 – 21). Three contestants in each group advance to finals and the chance to become the overall winner.     



Left to Right:  Rob Hunter, Founder and President of Searching for a Star Foundation; Betty Stephens, President of Wylie ISD Education Foundation;  Mike Whitcomb, Vice President of Programs WEF; Jordan Adams, Executive Director WEF;  winner Alexis Self; Alecia Rains, Alexis’ mother; Verna Self, Alexis’ grandmother; Mike Lipe, Wylie ISD Director of Fine Arts; and Andrea Farnham, Theatre Director at WEHS.
 



Left to Right:  Back row – Mike Whitcomb, VP of Programs WEF; Betty Stephens, President of WEF; Daniel Taylor, Band Director at Harrison Intermediate; and Claire Heath, Choir Director at Harrison.
Left to Right: Front row – Rob Hunter, Founder and President of Searching for a Star Foundation; Jordan Adams, Jordan Adams, Executive Director WEF; Lawrence Johnson, Yaminah’s stepfather; winner Yaminah Lewis; Tikisha Johnson, Yaminah’s mother and Mike Lipe, WISD Director of Fine Arts. 

Left to Right: Betty Stephens, President of WEF; Rob Hunter, Founder and President of Searching for a Star Foundation; Mike Whitcomb, VP of Programs WEF; Jordan Adams, Executive Director WEF; Kim Mobley, Clay’s mother; winner Clay Mobley; Jeff Mobley, Clay’s father; Rebecca Phelps, McMillan Junior High theatre teacher; Booklyn Monnat, McMillan Junior High visual arts teacher; Jon Peters, McMillan Junior High Principal and Lisa Fitts, McMillan Junior High band teacher.

 

 

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