WHAT IS WASHINGTON'S GOT TALENT? (WGT)
Washington’s Got Talent is a perfect fundraiser for the Teen Outreach; it not only supports important youth programming but also provides an empowering experience for Washington County youth. Click on the Washington Health System logo for more information on the Health System.
Over 300 teens volunteer as part of the SHO committee and the day of the event. Teens plan and promote the event and over 150 young people audition annually. At the finale young people sell tickets, staff booths, serve as ushers, act as MCs, and, of course perform. Washington’s Got Talent is teen-driven and teen-led.
The Washington Health System Foundation Students Helping Others (S.H.O.) committee started in 1999 and was designed to help students learn the value of fundraising and helping their community. In 2009 the Teen Outreach program was asked to run and organize the SHO committee and decided to change things up with a new type of fundraiser. Over 100 teens plan this event for SHO.
2019 marks the 10th year the talented youth of Washington County will compete for the Top Prize of $1000, Second Prize of $500, Third Prize of $250, and Fan Favorite prize of $500. All winners receive flowers from Washington Square Flower Shop and trophies from Tri-State Designs.
The top prize package includes:
Free weekly pizza or a sub for a year from Four Star Pizza
A 2 hour photo shoot with Randall Photography
Performances throughout the year
Amy Podgurski-Gough created the fundraiser as a county-wide talent show for 7th thought 12th graders. Trinity High School agreed to host the show; finalists competed at the first event on January 30, 2009. On January 27, 2019, from 1:30 - 4 PM, talented finalists will compete for amazing prize packages in our 10th fantastic fanale!
We are so blessed to have wonderful judges.
Joyce D. Ellis, dancer and Executive Director of the Lemoyne Center;
John Marcischak, singer, Four Townsmen;
Honorable Brandon Neuman;
Katrina Thomas, dancer and educator.
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
SHO teens serve as MCs for each finalist. Dynamic educator, counselor and entertainer Steve Polansky serves as the MC who pulls the event together.
Doors open at noon so people can enjoy lunch from Angelo's Restaurant with beverages from Ameron Beverages.
During intermission Four Star Pizza will provide pizza for purchase.
TEEN OUTREACH'S ONLY FUNDRAISER!
Sunday, January 27, 2019, at Canon McMillan High School from 1:30 - 4 PM
Teens compete for awards
Thank you, Linda Adkins!
Thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers!