Watauga Education Foundation Presents Shooting Stars 2017 on Friday, April 28

Published Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 2:59 pm

The Watauga Education Foundation presents Shooting Stars 2017, a county-wide talent showcase featuring students from Watauga County Schools. Shooting Stars performance will be Friday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at ASU’s Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Visual artists will be included in the talent showcase. The artwork from these students has been displayed at the Jones House during the month of April.

Shooting Stars will feature 27 performances from talented students all-across Watauga County. Just a few highlights of the evening:

The audience will be thrilled by the magic of “Magicians Extraordinaire”, Jacob Sigmon and Brian Newmark who are 2nd graders at Hardin Park. They will gasp at the talent of “Gamer Gymnast” Erilyn Robinson who is a 4th grader at Mabel. The audience will enjoy a sax performance by WHS students Owen Warmuth and Sam Reese, titled, “A Saxy Tribute to George Michael.”

Tickets are $10 each and are available at the Schaefer Center.

The professional show is produced by Colleen Tarantino-Utter and emceed by David Jackson, President of the Boone Chamber of Commerce. Audience members will be completely entertained and amazed at the talent of the Watauga County student acts.

The Watauga Education Foundation is a nonprofit made up of a hard-working board of volunteers. WEF’s mission is to support educators who foster a love of learning via grant awards that are used by classroom teachers.

Last October, WEF awarded a total of $19,911 in grant funds to 22 local educators. Community-oriented events such as the Flapjack Flip and Shooting Stars raise funds to support WEF’s mission. The vision of WEF is to improve and enhance the success of every student in the Watauga County School System by enrichment of classroom instruction by promoting innovative educational experiences, with the highest goal being for each student to reach his or her ultimate potential.

Madeline Powell

Makayla Barnes

Megan May

Owen Young

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