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October 12, 2012

Audition for Showcase of the Stars is Saturday

The Whitfield Education Foundation is getting ready for its 9th annual Showcase of the Stars, one of the organization’s primary annual fundraisers to support its Innovative Teaching Grant Program.

Student performers have an opportunity to share their talents in front of a live audience at the event while supporting innovative teaching in Whitfield County Schools. Auditions are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Whitfield County Schools central office at 1306 S. Thornton Ave. in Dalton.

The Showcase is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5, at Crosspointe Christian Centre in Dalton.

The $20 audition fee includes three tickets to the show, a $21 value. The audience will vote for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the elementary, middle and high school age categories. The first place winner in each division will receive $300, followed by $200 for second place and $100 for third. Judges’ Choice winners in each division will earn a trophy.

Performers must bring their own backup music on CD, live accompaniment, or be prepared to sing a cappella. Microphones, a CD player and a keyboard will be provided. Otherwise, performers must bring their own instruments. The song used during the audition must be the song performers plan to use at the show. Musicians should prepare two different songs in case their first choice is approved for another contender. No lip-synching allowed.

The mission of the Whitfield Education Foundation is to increase student learning opportunities, reward outstanding achievements and honor retirees. The foundation is a responsive, community-based, nonprofit organization established in 1990. The foundation strives to support the Whitfield County school system’s vision and educational mission.

Innovative Teaching Grants are a major focus of the foundation. Several fundraising events are held each year to help fund these grants. The foundation awarded $25,099 in teacher grants this year and maintains a goal of awarding $25,000 a year. The foundation has awarded a total of $384,077 in grant funds over the last 20 years.

For more information or to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Whitfield Education Foundation, please contact the office by calling (706) 217-6756 or email wef@whitfield.k12.ga.us.


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