• By April Bowman
  • Posted Friday, April 29, 2016

Announcing the Winners of Forsyth County’s 4-H Talent Show

We are pleased to announce the winners of the annual Forsyth County 4-H Talent Show:

The overall winner of the performing arts competition was Reid Swann who performed an original R&B/Rap inspired composition titled “From the Start.” Shandi Kalien McDaniel earned second place with a soul-stirring rendition of Sam Cook’s “A Change is Gonna Come.” Laurelyn Ridge was the overall winner of the Cecil and Leonard sketch, which is comprised of stand up comedy, and Spencer Cook took second place in that same category.

In the visual and expressive arts competition, Blaise Gourley and LilyRose Gourley tied for first place. Blaise contributed an original poem entitled, “American Dream.” LilyRose displayed an original painting. The overall winners in each age group were Benjamin Cook (ages 6-8) ; Calleigh Wilson (ages 9-11) ; Lynae Bowman (ages 12-14) ; and Allison McCallister (ages 15 and up).

The 2016 Forsyth County 4-H Talent Show featured over 20 performances and 60 pieces of visual art on display. We offer our heartfelt congratulations to all of our winners listed above and a round of applause to all of the participants.

We would also like to send a warm thank you to our talented judges who volunteered their time and energy for the event: News Story Template John Bowers of Peppercorn Theatre at the Children’s Museum of WinstonSalem; Meghann Evans of the WinstonSalem Journal ; Scott Needham of Forsyth Technical Community College and The Living Room Coffeehouse and Wine Bar; and Jimmy Rogers of the USDA’s Rural Development Office.

We would like to especially thank Nanette Davis and Sharon Hardin of the Sawtooth School for Visual Art for not only volunteering their time to judge the visual art category of the show, but also for their generous donation of seven annual student passes to the overall winners of that section of the Talent Show.

For additional information about Forsyth County 4-H, visit http://forsyth.cc/CES/4H or call the Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Center at 336-703-2850.

List of Participants:

  • Aaron Jenkins
  • Alex Arrowood
  • Allison McCallister
  • Andrew Pledger
  • Ashley Richardson
  • Benjamin Cook
  • Benjamin Romine
  • Blaise Gourley
  • Brianna Howell
  • Bridget Elaine Honea
  • Calleigh Wilson
  • Cana Hooker
  • Ciyah Ford
  • Cody Gallimore
  • David Smith
  • David Winemiller
  • Emma Kate Halstead
  • Ethan Cook
  • Evan Crews
  • Garret Richardson
  • Grace Shipman
  • Hope Arrowood
  • Jadyn Hooker
  • Jala Ford
  • Laurelyn Ridge
  • LilyRose Gourley
  • Lindsey Gallimore
  • Luke Arrowood
  • Lynae Bowman
  • Matthew Richardson
  • Melanie Crews
  • Melody Joy Honea
  • Nate Bowman
  • Reid Swann
  • Shandi Kalien McDaniel
  • Spencer Cook
  • Stephen Pledger
  • Victor Desnoyers
  • Victoria Richardson
  • Violet Honea
  • Zane Richardson

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