(Photo of Chloe Reynolds, Overall Winner, with Michael Knight of GMUW)
GMUW Celebrates Another Successful Kaleidoscope
For the ninth year in a row, Green Mountain United Way has brought the Kaleidoscope of Talent show to the Spaulding High School Auditorium to feature the absolutely fabulous talent that exists in our area. On Saturday, March 7th, twenty awesome acts took to the stage and provided the audience with breathtaking music and dance numbers that people are still talking about.
These performers were presented in four different age groups with cash prizes being awarded to the two top winners in each group as well as to an overall winner. And, the winners were:
- Overall Winner: Chloe Reynolds in Grades 2 – 8 group, piano solo – “The Swallow”
- Grades 2 – 8 – 1st Prize: Kenzie Golonka – dance and vocal – “Popular”
- Grades 2 – 8 – 2nd Prize: Makayla Locke and Colena Bolio – vocalists – “Sky”
- Grades 9 – 12 – 1st Prize: Lila Stratton – vocalist – “Life is a Movie”
- Grades 9 – 12 – 2nd Prize: Double Treble – guitar and vocals
- Ages 19 – 49 – 1st Prize: Natalie Wheeler – ballet – “The Dying Swan”
- Ages 19 – 49 – 2nd Prize: Carolyn & Shannon Adams – celtic harps
- Age 50+ – 1st Prize: Lynn McKinney & Janet Whitlock – vocalists – “Arsenic and Old Lace”
- Age 50+ – 2nd Prize: Step ‘n Time Dancers – Central VT High Country Cloggers
Major sponsors of this year’s show were Chouinard Comfort Colors, Union Mutual of Vermont, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, National Life Group and the Northfield Savings Bank.
Thank you to all who attended the show and we invite you to watch for the 10th Annual Kaleidoscope of Talent in early 2016. For more information about Green Mountain United Way, please visit http://www.gmunitedway.org.