Shining Star CLE Winners Earn Scholarships

Shining Star CLE Winners Earn Scholarships

On October 22, 10 finalists put on the performance of their lifetimes in pursuit of winning a $10,000 college scholarship, as Montefiore presented Shining Star CLE 2017, a musical event created to encourage talented high school students throughout Northeast Ohio in a solo-singing competition.
WKYC Reporter Monica Robins hosted the event, as more than 800 audience members, along with a panel of judges, watched and voted for the winners:
Winner: Madelyn Wanke, Notre Dame Cathedral Latin ($10,000 college scholarship)
Second place winner: Kate Klika, Firestone High School ($5,000 college scholarship)
Third Place winner: Ashley Fulton, Hawken School ($2,500 college scholarship)
Fourth place winner: Kirstin Henry, Chardon High School ($1,000 college scholarship)

This evening raised funds that will benefit dementia/memory care programs at Montefiore, a full-service senior healthcare campus in Beachwood; The Weils – a Montefiore senior living campus in Chagrin Falls; and in the community with its innovative, in-home memory care program.

Students (grades ninth through 12th), representing more than 77 high schools across a five-county area (Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Medina and Summit), completed the first two rounds of auditions, with 25 students progressing to the semifinals. In mid-September, the Top 10 Finalists, along with two alternates, were chosen from the semifinals audition to perform at the Oct. 22 event at Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square.

In addition to the winners, the other finalists were: Adriana Holst, Chagrin Falls; Malcolm White, Cleveland Heights; Bradd Hilston and Molly Moran, Eastlake North; Sarah Grube, Shaker Height; Shobitha Sanjeevan, Solon; and alternates Anna Barrett, Strongsville, and Christian Thomas, Connections Academy.

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