The public school system is joining forces with the Kiwanis Clubs of Carroll County to showcase high school student talent to the community with the 6th annual Sherri-Le Bream Spotlight on Youth Event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 11 at Manchester Valley High School.
The public event features a juried art show, an academic challenge, a juried art show, a chess tournament, film festival, edible art contest, a floral design contest and vocal and musical selections.
This year it is held in honor of Sherri-Le Bream, former director of high schools, who forged a partnership with the Kiwanis clubs and made the program possible.
Funding for prizes is provided by the Kiwanis clubs in a variety of competitions throughout the day. First-place winners will receive $50, second-place winners get $25 and winner's home schools receive a prize of $100, said Sandy Currence, assistant to the school system's director of secondary schools.
Award winners will be announced at 11:30 a.m.
Robotics teams from middle and high schools will face off for the first year at the event, competing for a "best in show" award, Currence said. A monetary award will be given to a middle and high school.
Artworks in the juried art show will be held in three different categories: sculpture, mixed media and drawing, Currence said. They will be judged on April 10 and will be displayed throughout the morning, Currence said.
All county public high schools will participate in the academic challenge, which is in its 12th year, Currence said.
The 12th annual Carroll Academic Challenge will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. with teams from each of the high schools. Teams of between 13 and 20 students will compete in categories including math, science, English and history.
Students must sign up for the chess tournament in advance through their home schools. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and matches start at 9 a.m. in the school's media center.
Each high school can submit up to two entries for the film festival in three categories: broadcast journalism, short film and animation/experimental. The films will be judged by Kiwanis Club members and others in the community. Submissions will be screened throughout the morning in a classroom.
The edible art contest is open to all high school students, however, pre-registration is required. Edible art will be displayed from 9 to 11 a.m. and will be judged by members from the public at the event.
Another way for students to show off their creative flair is through a floral design contest held at 9 a.m., open to all high school students. Contestants will be given a bundle of floral supplies and flowers and will be asked to create a product within a specified time frame. Registration is required in advance through students' home schools.
Vocal and instrumental selections will be presented in the main hallway of the school. A schedule will be available the morning of the event.
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Students interested in participating must register by April 1. They can do so at the following link: http://links.carrollk12.org/Checkbox/Survey.aspx?s=a368cc9dbade41c9b479d580fc2d6898
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