Vocal Star competition Thursday at SiMT
Florence 1 Schools will hold its annual Vocal Star competition Thursday at the SiMT Building on the campus of Florence-Darlington Technical College beginning at 5 p.m.
The competition will consist of performances from each age division (elementary, middle and high) with a winner named from each division.
The mistress of ceremonies will be Florence Center Marketing Manager Jai Jai Spann. Judges for the event are former South Carolina Teacher of the Year and recent S.C. Arts in the Basic Curriculum Executive Christine Fisher; Francis Marion University YGB Choral Director and 101.3 FM Sunday morning radio personality Jeffrey Lampkin; WMBF news reporter Nia Watson; and local musician and founder of the Speakeasy Band, Mark Humphries.
Elementary school vocal contestants are Katelyn Adkins, Delmae; Rufus Brown, John W. Moore; Ashlyn Cady, Royall; Kadryn Davis, Royall; Julliene Fernandez, Royall; Kenna James, Carver; Ellery Price, Briggs; Zach Reaves, John W. Moore; and London Schneider, Lucy T. Davis.
Contestants in the middle school division are Jada Davis, Williams; Andre Dolford, Sneed; Eve Evans, Southside; McKenzie Foster, Williams; Jacob Gray; Southside; Sary Jackson, Southside; Prisca Mullins, Sneed; Amanda Pare’, Williams; and Leanna Sheffield, Sneed.
High school vocal star candidates are Derrion Campbell, Wilson; Gracie Cunningham, West Florence; Jaime Davis, Wilson; Sarah Mount, West Florence; Matthew Mullins, Wilson; Jaden Pratt, South Florence; Carsyn Ridgeway, West Florence; McKenzie Shelley, South Florence; and Kendall Wase, West Florence.
Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door on the evening of the event.