The Whitfield Education Foundation is getting ready for its 10th annual Showcase of the Stars, one of the organization’s primary annual fundraisers to support its Innovative Teaching Grant Program.
Student performers have an opportunity to share their talents in front of a live audience at the event while supporting innovative teaching in Whitfield County Schools.
Auditions are Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
at the Whitfield County Schools Central Office at 1306 South Thornton Ave., Dalton.
Any school-age student may audition to perform. Past performers have come from Dalton Public School and home-schooled students as well as Murray and Catoosa counties. All auditions are on a first-come first-served basis.
The Showcase is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3, at Crosspointe Christian Centre, in Dalton.
The $20 audition fee includes three tickets to the show, a $21 value. The audience will vote for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the elementary, middle, and high school age categories. The first place winner in each division will receive $300, followed by $200 for second place, and $100 for third. Judges’ Choice winners in each division will earn a trophy.
Performers must bring their own backup music on CD, live accompaniment, or be prepared to sing a cappella. Microphones, a CD player, and a keyboard will be provided. Otherwise, performers must bring their own instruments. The song used during the audition must be the song performers plan to use at the show. Musicians should prepare two different songs in case their first choice is approved for another contender. No lip-syncing allowed.
The mission of the Whitfield Education Foundation is to increase student learning opportunities, reward outstanding achievements, and honor retirees. The Foundation is a responsive, community-based, non-profit organization. The Foundation strives to support the Whitfield County School System’s vision and educational mission.
Innovative Teaching Grants are a major focus of the Foundation. Several fund-raising events are held each year to help fund these grants. The Foundation awarded $25,049 in teacher grants this year and maintains a goal of awarding $25,000 a year. The foundation has awarded a total of $409,126 in grant funds since it was established in 1990.
For more information or to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Whitfield Education Foundation please contact the office by calling 706/217–6756 or email at email@example.com.