Catch a Shooting Star

Article Published: Mar. 31, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Catch a Shooting Star

From left, Kimmi Kanagy and sister Khristina rehearse at last year's Shooting Stars event. File photo

It's time for the kids to strut their stuff!

After weeks of whittling down acts at Watauga County Schools, the Watauga Education Foundation held a full day of auditions for the Shooting Stars Pageant last Saturday at Watauga High School.

The judges selected 27 acts from more than 60 that auditioned that day. These select 27 will perform at Shooting Stars at Farthing Auditorium on Friday, April 15. The show starts at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $10 per person.

Acts selected for Shooting Stars include Augie Nieto (Hardin Park), Awesome in the Key of D-flat (WHS), Broken Sorrow (Hardin Park), Cars (Bethel, Mabel, Parkway, Valle Crucis), Clair de Lune (WHS), CMV (Mabel), Dancing Divas (Parkway, Mabel, Hardin Park), Fiddlin' Hillbillies (Cove Creek), Comedy of Bailey Shuford (Valle Crucis), Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Bethel), Home (WHS), In My Own Little Corner (Valle Crucis), It's a Hard Knock Life (Green Valley, WHS, Parkway, Hardin Park, Blowing Rock), Landslide (Parkway), Lily Lipford (Hardin Park), Lullabye of Broadway (Parkway), Max the Musician (Hardin Park), Oblivion (WHS), Pain and Prayer (WHS), Pizzicato Quartet (WHS, Green Valley, Hardin Park, Parkway), Secrets (Green Valley), Supercalifragilistic (Blowing Rock), The Littlest Birds (Hardin Park, Parkway, Valle Crucis), Three Humdzias (WHS, Hardin Park), Up to the Mountain (Green Valley), WHS Pacer Dance Team (WHS) and Whip My Hair (Blowing Rock, Parkway, Hardin Park, Valle Crucis).

The visual artists who will be displaying artwork at Shooting Stars are Bethel School students Caroline McDaniel, Lily Snyder, Reilly Tardiff and Carrington Taylor; Cove Creek School students Savanna Johnson, Maya Laws, Laura Greene and Emily Hale; Blowing Rock School student Jensen Lawrence; Green Valley School students Maddie Norris, Tegan Allen and Nora Townsend; Hardin Park School students Holly Greene, Olivia Michael, Len Sanqui, Mackenzie Robinson and Andrew Li; Mabel School students Elsie Saltman and Lisandra Mejia; Parkway School students Abigail Van Gilder, Caitlyn Hubbard, Brook Blackwell, Kara Raichle, Lupita Garcia, Joey Schlenker and Daniel Taylor; Valle Crucis students Sunny Green, Julia Handley, Quincy Peacock, Lily Bauer, Colin Cramblit, William Nelsen, and Michaela Church; and Watauga High School students Sabrina Buckner, Annelise Coffey, Grace Fuller, Cam Haas, Mieszko Kwiatkowski, Dustin Parlier, Michael Prisco and Lauren Sanderson.

For more information on the 2011 Shooting Stars talent show and art exhibition, visit

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