Patterson youth display talents
by PI Staff
Dec 13, 2012 | 511 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Center for Human Services and the Patterson High Drama Club co-hosted a talent show for youth from ages 5 to 18 on Nov. 29. Fifteen acts were featured in the finals and six students came away with prizes.

More than 100 people were in the audience at the Clara Johnson Memorial Auditorium at Patterson High School, 200 N Seventh St., to see the youth perform.

The winners of the event, called “Patterson’s Got Talent,” are Jerome Hughes and Gregg Walker, both 12, who won first place and $50 each for their dance performance. Jerome and Gregg are in seventh grade at Creekside Middle School.

Two Creekside eighth-graders finished in a tie for second place — Amari Barfield for singing and Shana Vaid for playing the flute. Each of the 13-year-olds received $30.

Sisters Aubrey Garcia, 11, a sixth-grader at Creekside, and Isabelle Garcia, 10, a fourth-grader at Northmead Elementary School, received $20 each for their third-place win for dancing.

Judges for the finals were Lori Schumacher, Center for Human Services program director; Alysonn Cassidy, Patterson Joint Unified School District coordinator of Afterschool Programs and Adrienne Chaney, director of Recreation and Community Services, City of Patterson.

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