Pictured from the left:
Tina Lebar, Johnsburg High School; Alex Johnson, Crystal Lake South High School; Claire Kelly, Cary Grove High School; Mitch Ennis, Marian Central High School; Carolyn Mahoney, WFAA Board; Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager; Nancy Porstner, WFAA Board; Izora Baltys, Marian Central High School; Chandler Ellison, Johnsburg High School; Alexa Barkocy, Crystal Lake Central High School; Grace Papadopoulos, Woodstock High School; and Dylan McCartin, Woodstock High School. (Not pictured is Katie Sprague, Marengo High School)
The annual Talent Showcase is an opportunity for these amazing students to perform at the historic Woodstock Opera House. Free to the public, this event is not to be missed. A lovely reception follows the performances.
A few photos from the 2011 event capture the joy of these young scholarship winners as they showcase their gifts. (Click to view larger image)
In addition to giving $10,000 in scholarships, the WFAA also gave $1000 to the young men's a capella group, Standing Room Only, from Woodstock High School. The group used the money to help defray the expenses of their spring trip to NYC to compete in the International Competition for high school a capella groups. This was the perfect opportunity for the WFAA to fulfill its mission statement to support young people in their pursuit of the arts.