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Watauga Education Foundation Presents Shooting Stars 2018 on April 27 at Schaefer Center

The Watauga Education Foundation presents Shooting Stars 2018, a county-wide talent show case featuring students from Watauga County Schools. The Shooting Stars performance will be Friday, April 27th at 6:30 pm at ASU’s Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Visual artists will be included in the talent showcase. The artwork from these students is being displayed at the Jones House during the month of April.

Shooting Stars will feature 27 performances from talented students in Watauga County.

WHS performing arts students open the show with a wildly entertaining opening act, “The Greatest Show” from the 2017 musical drama film The Greatest Showman. Here’s the lineup for the remainder of the evening:

The Duo: Fiddle/Ukelele Iyla Freed (4th Grade) and Asa Freed (Kindergarten), both from Green Valley

Part of Your World: Vocal/Pre-recorded music Brianna Anderson (7th Grade) Blowing Rock I’ll Rise Up: Lyrical Dance Madi Green (5th Grade) and Madeline Powell (5th Grade), both from Hardin Park

Bach Invention #1: Piano Samuel Bell (4th Grade) Parkway

Whole Lotta’ Shakin’: Piano Jasper Johnston (8th Grade) Parkway

Resolve: Dance Ava Cutlip (7th Grade) Blowing Rock

Swingin’: Clogging William Greene (4th Grade) Blowing Rock

Foggy Mountain Special: Singing and Guitar Louie Winger (3rd Grade) Blowing Rock

Dynamic Duo: Gymnastics Routine Montana Rattler (5th Grade) and Darla Bachman (5th Grade), both from Blowing Rock

Old time Rock and Roll: Guitars and Singing Korbel Cook (6th grade), Grayson Elliot (6th Grade), and Ellary Smith (6th Grade) All from Parkway

My Favorite Things: Piano/Sing Claire Thurman (2nd grade) Taking it all in Stride: Piano Oliver Johnston (6th Grade)
Toccata Fugue: Electric Organ Bennett Lappin (6th Grade)
Cherokee Shuffle: Guitar/Violin/Vocals Olivia Winger (4th grade) Blowing Rock One Little Song: Guitars and Vocals Cora Smith (4th Grade) Parkway

Radiate Worship Band: Multi Student Band (bass,electric,drums) Hope Langston, Seth Lawrence, Jacob Walker, Emma Shepard, Emilie Maillot, and Caroline Birch attend WHS. Ethan Finch is home schooled.

Supermarket Flowers: Lyrical Dance KatieMac Greene (8th Grade) Hardin Park

Colors of the Wind: Vocal /Pre-recorded music Sydney Andrews (5th Grade) Blowing Rock

Finesse: Dance Peyton Walton (8th grade), Quinton Church (5th Grade), Ryker Otto (5th Grade) All from Green Valley

If the World Should End: Singing Norma Behrend-Martinez (12th Grade) WHS

Matilda: Dance Jenna Sigmon ( 1st Grade Hardin Park), Mia Stacy (4th Grade Grace Academy), Esther Jobe (5th Grade Home School), Maddy Smart (5th Grade Home School), Stella Cook (1st Grade Hardin Park), Zoe Critcher (3rd Grade Parkway), Grace Young (3rd Grade Parkway), Riley Kesler (4th Grade Hardin Park),Taylor Kesler (2nd Grade Hardin Park), Savannah Moretz (2nd Grade Hardin Park), Julie Moretz (5th Grade Grace Academy), Sydney Moretz (4th Grade Hardin Park)

Hope Langston: Pictures/Guitar/Vocals Hope Langston (11th grade) WHS

Jump the Moon: Guitar Tyler Osmond (9th grade) WHS

At Last: Singing Madelyn Ellis (7th grade) Hardin Park

Boone Bouncers: Jump rope Routine Lexi Hurst (6th Grade Hardin Park) and Julia Smith (5th Grade Valle Crucis)

Little Talks: Instrument/Vocal Taylor Church (12th Grade) Tyler Walker (12th Grade) Both from WHS

Radioactive: Dance Rowan Renfroe (12th Grade) WHS

Tickets are $10 each and are on sale now at the Schaefer Center box office.

The professional show is produced by Lexi Condon and emceed by David Jackson, who is also President of the Boone Chamber of Commerce. Audience members will be completely entertained and amazed at the talent of the Watauga County student acts. Condon is thrilled with the show this year, “This year’s show will feature many new students in addition to crowd-favorites from years past. We have produced the show so that each act is spotlighted and gets the recognition they deserve. These students work very hard and it’s our pleasure to showcase their talent.”

The Watauga Education Foundation is a non-profit 501 © (3) 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.

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.