Valley’s Got Talent competition set for Sunday
The sixth-annual Valley’s Got Talent competition will get under way at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Steubenville High School’s auditorium. The event is free, and all ages are welcome to attend, according to Bobbyjon Bauman, president of the Ohio Valley Youth Network, event sponsor. “There have been between 620 and 1000 people attend the Valley’s Got Talent competition the last five years,” Bauman said. Returning overall grand prize VGT winners to perform include Elisha Fletcher, 2014; Brent Kimball, 2017; and the Ambassadors Mime Team, 2018. Prize money totaling $1,250 will be awarded as well as trophies to the winners in each category. More than 70 students tried out for the event and 24 will compete. “This is the deepest, most talented group of performers we have ever had as well as the most diverse,” Bauman said. “We have six in the dance category and a harpist and a young hip-hop artist will be sure to have the crowd on their feet. I would strongly encourage everyone to come out to support our area youth.” The line-up includes: Sonshine Bible Club Kids, Dream Big Band, Anthony and Brayden Pearce, Sara Johnston, Grace McKeegan, Christina Westlake, Gracie Phillips, Leila Cable, Nathan Bauman, Emiliana McCallister, Rose Bergsma, Montana Skinner, Damar Jackson, Virginia Miller, Rebekah Gilbo, Kalyndra Shafer, Lulu Leonard and Clara Symington, Anointed Kids of Calvary, Indian Creek High School Choir, Steubenville Community Youth Choir, SHS Jazz Choir, Amelia Collopy, Troy and Corrine Hackathorn, Ashley Yankello, Alexandra Kaine and Elijah Anderson.