The audience will be the judge this weekend at the 11th Annual Showcase of the Stars, the premier event hosted by the Whitfield Education Foundation and sponsored again this year by Precision Products Inc. of Tunnel Hill.
The Showcase of the Stars provides a forum for local students to share their vocal and instrumental talents on the stage at Crosspointe Christian Centre on Saturday.
Judges select acts in each of three grade divisions (K-5, 6-8, and 9-12) during informal auditions. Student performers do not have to attend Whitfield County Schools.
Selected students will perform on Crosspointe's stage singing to pre-recorded instrumental tracks, playing their own instruments, or singing a cappella. The top vote recipients are awarded cash prizes and trophies.
Each $7 ticket becomes a ballot allowing the audience to vote for the winners. Guests may purchase tickets in advance by contacting the Foundation at 706/217-6756 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests may also buy as many tickets as they like beginning one hour before each show.
Elementary school performers take the stage at 2 p.m. followed by middle and high school performers at 6 p.m. A Judges' Choice trophy will also be presented in each grade division. Profits from this event help fund the Whitfield Education Foundation's Innovative Teaching Grant Program.
The Whitfield Education Foundation is a responsive, community-based, non-profit organization established in 1990. The Foundation strives to support the vision of Whitfield County School System. The Foundation's mission is to increase student learning opportunities, reward outstanding achievements, and honor retirees.