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Gibbs High students grab most Walker's Rising Stars awards

Clearwater High School senior Emily Molinaro dances during dress rehearsal Thursday for the seventh annual Walker’s Rising Stars Scholarship Competition at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. She won fourth place in the countywide competition. Walker’s Rising Stars was created and funded by noted bay area neurosurgeon Jeffrey Walker to recognize outstanding public high school junior and senior solo performers in the fields of instrumental music, vocal music, theater, dance and visual arts. More than 200 students entered the competition. Through several rounds of preliminary and semifinal judging, 20 finalists were selected to compete at Ruth Eckerd Hall for scholarships up to $7,000.
For a list of winners, see Page 4

JIM DAMASKE | Times

Clearwater High School senior Emily Molinaro dances during dress rehearsal Thursday for the seventh annual Walker’s Rising Stars Scholarship Competition at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. She won fourth place in the countywide competition. Walker’s Rising Stars was created and funded by noted bay area neurosurgeon Jeffrey Walker to recognize outstanding public high school junior and senior solo performers in the fields of instrumental music, vocal music, theater, dance and visual arts. More than 200 students entered the competition. Through several rounds of preliminary and semifinal judging, 20 finalists were selected to compete at Ruth Eckerd Hall for scholarships up to $7,000. For a list of winners, see Page 4

Dance

First place: Eva Richardson, junior, Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School.

Second place: Aishwarya Challa, senior, Palm Harbor University High School.

Third place: Naomi Houston, senior, Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School.

Fourth place: Emily Molinaro, senior, Clearwater High School.

Drama

First place: Jacob Stewart, senior, Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School.

Second place: Marion Wolfe, junior, Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School.

Third place: Brianna Morin, senior, St. Petersburg High School.

Fourth place: Amelia Johns, senior, Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School.

Instrumental

First place: Joseph Velez, junior, Tarpon Springs High School.

Second place: Nicholas Smart, senior, Tarpon Springs High School.

Third place: Jake Bray, junior, Lakewood High School.

Fourth place: Andrew Schultz, senior, Palm Harbor University High.

Video arts

First place: A tie. Collin Bernard, junior, East Lake High School, and Nile Madley, junior, Countryside High School.

Second place: Kyle Bell, senior, Osceola Fundamental High School, and Adam Gaetz, junior, Dixie Hollins High School.

Third place: Cornelius O'Donoghue, senior, Clearwater High School.

Visual arts

First place: Camille Clark, senior, Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School.

Second place: Briana Serna, senior, Seminole High School.

Third place: Bailey Anders, senior, Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School.

Fourth place: Alexa Pullicin, senior, Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School.

Vocal

First place: Hannah Zazzaro, junior, Countryside High School.

Second place: Nathan Dilenno, senior, Palm Harbor University High.

Third place: Ashley Kemker, senior, Largo High School.

Fourth place: Alexa Bouchard, senior, Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School. Bouchard also won the "fan favorite" prize, a MacBook laptop.

Gibbs High students grab most Walker's Rising Stars awards 05/28/10 [Last modified: Friday, May 28, 2010 7:59pm]
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