By Jeff Ribitski, Wyo Today
The stars shone at the CWC on Saturday afternoon when the Stars of Tomorrow took the stage to perform front of house at the CWC’s Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater. Young talent from all over Riverton showed up for their share of $1,000.00 in prize money and everyone swayed to the bleachers during their performances.
The Stars of Tomorrow program, hosted by the Kiwanis Club International, is a local tradition here in Riverton and children look forward to the competition each year and the money that comes with accolades from friends and family who sit in the audience and support young performers.
In Division 1, the youngest division, first place went to Carsyn Vogelsang for a piano solo, while the dance trio of Sapphyra Taylor, Kalvari Garcia and Addilyn Smart took second place with their dance routine . The third place award went to Edyn Parra and Addisyn Anderson for their dance gymnastics routine.
In Division 3, Grades 7 and 8, first place went to the group of Gabriella Gardner, Aquinnah Wiblemo, Nadia Leseberg, Nicole Heatley, Elliot Yost, Brooklyn LaJeunesse Gabriella Garcia and Angie Guerrero for the musical dance piece. 2nd place went to a jazz performance by Alysa Brown, Andrea Ybarra, Emirah Hernandez and Tempyst Archer.
In the final split, grades 9-12, 1st place went to Davanee Smith for a delightful piano performance while 2nd place went to Gracen Beasley for a fantastic guitar solo. 3rd place was awarded to Hayden McKee for vocal performance.
It is a reflection of a strong community to experience a group of artists who are committed to excellence and choose to showcase their talent in front of the people who have inspired them.