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Spotlight on Flagler Youth, the Annual Talent Show, Raises $1,000 for Carver Gym

| May 27, 2011

Xavier Ryan, a home-schooled high school student, took third place in the senior division for his piano Sonatina. (© FlaglerLive)

The Flagler County Youth Center-produced annual talent show at the Flagler Auditorium Thursday evening featured 29 performances, 45 performers, and one higher purpose: raising money for Carver Gym in South Bunnell, the neighborhood’s community center soon to re-open as a youth center similar to the one on the campus of Palm Coast Parkway. That purpose raised $1,000 Thursday evening which, in addition to the more than $3,000 the Carver Foundation has already raised, is bringing the foundation close to its $5,000 goal for the year.

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With Melissa Boyles and Brandon Riddick of Flagler Palm Coast High School presenting, most performers chose to stick to the standards of talent shows: singing and dancing. A couple of exceptions proved winning for their performers: In the senior division, Krystene Maceda’s solo performance of Chopin’s Waltz in C-sharp minor for piano won her the Entertainer of the Year award, while Xavier Ryan’s piano performance of a sonatina won him third place. Charisma Borgmann, whose father, Chris, was among the earliest voices clamoring against the closure of Carver Gym last summer, won second place for her performance of “Alive,” in which she was joined by Rashod Cooks–who added some verses of his own to the song, dedicating them to his brother.

In the junior division, it was all singing and rapping: Kayla Byrne of Old Kings Elementary won the Entertainer of the Year award for her “Jar of Hearts.” Davianna Campbell also of Old Kings, won second place for “Billionaire,” an appropriate song considering the money Campbell, the reigning Junior Miss Flagler County, has been raising for innumerable causes in the past year, many of them in conjunction with the youth center’s director, Cheryl Massaro, who directed Thursday’s show–and featured a video presentation of Campbell’s achievement, and a $100 savings bond for her, while the audience was awaiting the judges’ verdicts.

Athena and Simone Gonzales of Wadsworth Elementary won third place for their rapping performance of “Me I Us.”

The full list of performers and winners is below the evening’s image gallery.

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Spotlight on Flagler 2011: All the Performers and Winners

Entertainer of the Year
Kayla Burne
Old Kings ElementarySinging "Jar of Hearts"
Second Place
Davianna Campbell
Old Kings ElementarySinging "Billionaire"
Third Place
Athena and Simone Gonzalez
Buddy Taylor Middle School and Wadsworth ElementaryRapping "Me I Us"
Andrew DeZegoBelle Terre ElementarySinging and Dancing to "Soul Man"
Gianna Ramnarine and Sydney RussellWadsworth ElementarySinging "Never Say Never"
Alexis VegeranoOld Kings ElementarySinging "When I Look at You"
Hope and Faith HodgesBelle Terre ElementarySinging "More than a Band"
Cassidy Van BrinkImagineSinging "Love Story"
Shannon FrielOld Kings ElementarySinging "Breathe"
Ariana AmaraOld Kings ElementarySinging "Grenade"
Jessica SannerOld Kings ElementaryIrish Dancing
Entertainers of the Year
Krystene Maceda
Flagler-Palm Coast High SchoolPlaying "Waltz in C-Sharp minor"
Second Place
Charisma Borgmann
Flagler-Palm Coast High SchoolSinging "Alive"
Third Place
Xavier Ryan
Home SchoolPlaying "Sonatina"
Scott Bohr, Jarred Mason, Jorge Vasquez, Sean and Zak WilsonMatanzas High SchoolSinging "I Woke Up in a Car"
Angela DeZegoIndian Trails Middle SchoolSinging "Every Time You Lie"
Caitlyn BurnsIndian Trails Middle SchoolSinging "Memory"
Jacquellynne and Swazibelle BrenesFlagler-Palm Coast High SchoolSinging "We'll Be a Dream"
Kimberlie HoweFlagler-Palm Coast High SchoolSinging "Tim McGraw"
Flagler Youth String Quartet: Sadie Tristam, Seth Reedy, Mary Thompson, and Alexander LynnFlagler-Palm Coast High School and Home schoolPlaying "Easy Winner"
Brandon Micalizzi and Iago HortaFlagler-Palm Coast High SchoolSinging and playing "Strangers"
Molly Snow and Jonny SouzaFlagler-Palm Coast High SchoolDancing to "Throwin' Money"
Haley EmeryMatanzas High SchoolSinging "From this Moment On"
Abby Sue ReckerFlagler-Palm Coast High SchoolSinging "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going"
Jonathan WeaverFlagler-Palm Coast High SchoolPlaying "Drifting"
Tera Ciera and Gage BunnFlagler-Palm Coast High SchoolPerforming "Everlasting"
Imani ThomasFlagler-Palm Coast High SchoolSinging "He Wants It All"
Jeff McDevittFlagler-Palm Coast High SchoolSinging "My Life"

8 Responses for “Spotlight on Flagler Youth, the Annual Talent Show, Raises $1,000 for Carver Gym”

  1. Jim Guines says:

    When we get to the point of understanding the impact that the effrot to save Carver Gym has had on mobilezing this community; we will also understand the role that Flaglerlive has played in keeping this issue in the news I do not believe without the reporting of Flaglerlive some of this may not have happened. Thanks Flaglerlive!

  2. Laura says:

    Last night was a thrilling peek
    into the amazing things to come for Flagler County
    …musically speaking.

    Heartfelt gratitude for those involved in the mentoring of these young people.

    Wild applause for the ones who braved the spotlight.

    Hearty congratulations to the ones with trophy in hand.

    May Carver Gym be a haven for kids to thrive in the good things of life.

    {{* *}}

  3. Empathetic Lady says:

    BRAVO! BRAVO! Flagler ‘s youth got talent! Last night the performances were outstanding. The Junior Division performers set the bar high for the seniors and they met the mark. I was especially moved by Kayla Byrne’s performance of “Jar of Hearts”. She has a mature voice for her age. Krystene Maceda was outstanding. The Flagler Youth String Quartet was just beautiful. KUDOS to Xavier! And I want to play guitar like Jonathan Weaver. Just great! In all a wonderful evening with our FUTURE STARS!

  4. Dessiboo AkA. Rizzie's 1 Fan! says:

    Charisma Borgman!!! Gurl yuh did SOOO GOOD!!!! I c yu Rizy!!!!!(:

  5. Shirelle says:

    The show waz great! My dogs Charisma and Rashod did their thang and got 2ND PLACE! :P

  6. LOL says:

    Empathetic Lady, I agree. Loved the Jar of Hearts performance by Kayla Byrne she was great.
    I couldn’t remember the young mans name with the unique way he played the guitar. I thought he was outstanding.

  7. Ella says:

    Everything that has been and is being done for the Carver Gym is so amazing! I hope the community will continue to support this wonderful effort!

  8. jon says:

    I have had the pleasure of playing in the last 3 shows. thank you to the Flagler County Youth Center for giving people such as myself a place to show off our talents that so many of us have worked years to learn. Thank you Empathetic Lady and LOL. You also could play like this all you have to do is practice, practice, practice, …Everyone that performed deserves a huge round of applause. Everyone was great this year.

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