Fort Vancouver National Trust Announces Sing Fourth Teen Vocal Competition Winners
Presented by Davidson & Associates Insurance Representing PEMCO Insurance
The Fort Vancouver National Trust has announced the winning Clark County high school vocalists who performed on the Vancouver Toyota main stage at Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America. Ten local high school students competed for scholarships and more in the annual vocal competition.
The Top Performers Were:
First place: Mikayla Merrell, CAM Academy, “Morning Person” from Shrek the Musical
Second: Damaris Nance, Union High School, “The Girl in 14 G”
Third: Jarvis Kingtaro, Mountain View High School, “All of Me”
Third: Nicki Roller, Skyview High School, “Don’t Rain on My Parade”
The winners were selected by a panel of musician judges: Willow Casella of Jet Set, Rebecca Brown of Jet Set, Evan Shely of New Social Outcasts, Sophie Shely solo artist, Gary Fountain of 5 Guys Named Moe, and Kenny Davis of Hit Machine. Contestants were judged on originality, skill, poise, audience appeal and family-friendly content.
The First Place winner received a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice and a first place trophy. Second Place took home a $500 college scholarship and third prize won a $250 college scholarship. When a tie presented for third place, Bruce Davidson generously offered a second third place scholarship. Each of the four winners received a Beacock Music gift card and all ten finalists were given a DVD of the Sing Fourth program.
Other vocalists competing in the Sing Fourth Teen Vocal Competition presented by Davidson & Associates Insurance representing PEMCO Insurance were Michael Ash, Columbia River High School; Sarah Demsky, CAM Academy; Nicole Furlow, Battle Ground High School; Rachel Murphy, Mountain View High School; Bella Olsen, Battle Ground High School; Austin Williams, Union High School.
The vocal competition was co-hosted by Kyra Smith, a local singer and performer and The Morning Mess from Live 95.5.
The Sing Fourth Teen Vocal Competition presented by Davidson & Associates Insurance representing PEMCO Insurance is one of the Celebrate Freedom programs produced by the Fort Vancouver National Trust and is open to high school students who live in Clark County.
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