10 high school students competing in talent competition for scholarship, public voting open this week

March 14, 2023 | 12:08 am

Updated March 13, 2023 | 11:36 pm

Dugan’s Got Talent | Photos provided

Ten local high school students are vying for a $4,000 scholarship in the inaugural “Dugan’s Got Talent” competition. Public voting is open through this Saturday, and all 10 contestants will showcase their talents in a live performance on April 14. Here’s info on who’s competing, how to view their auditions, and how to vote for your favorite.

Contestants are:

  • Paulie Frashure, Apollo High School
  • Madeline Payne, Apollo High School
  • Ava Schimp, Apollo High School
  • Jo Jarboe, Daviess County High School
  • Abigail Oakes, Glory and Grace Academy
  • Abby Burns, Owensboro Catholic High School
  • Matthew Boarman, Owensboro Catholic High School 
  • Spencer Combs, Owensboro High School
  • Matthew Smith, Owensboro High School
  • Kaylee Nichols, home schooled

More information about each contestant, along with a link to their audition video, can be found by clicking here

You may only submit one vote during the voting period that runs through Saturday. If multiple votes are submitted by the same individual, then all votes submitted by that person will be invalidated.

The live competition will take place at 6 p.m. on April 14 at Dugan Best Recreation Center. All 10 contestants will perform. Following their performances, and guest performances by other local talent, the four finalists will be announced. 

The first-place contestant will take home a $4,000 scholarship. Second place will receive a $500 scholarship. Third and fourth place each receive a $250 scholarship.

Tickets for Dugan’s Got Talent will go on sale this Thursday. Tickets will be $10 and can be purchased at Dugan Best Recreation Center (1003 Omega Street), the Owensboro Parks and Recreation Administrative Center (1530 McJohnson Avenue), or at owensboroparks.org.

March 14, 2023 | 12:08 am

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