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Walker’s Rising Stars

Walker’s Rising Stars

Created by Dr. Jeffrey Walker and the Pinellas Education Foundation, Walker’s Rising Stars Scholarship Competition is a year-long initiative that helps students hone their audition, portfolio, and performance skills. Participants in Walker’s Rising Stars compete for college scholarships in six categories: Culinary Arts, Dance, Instrumental, Theater, Visual Arts, and Vocal Performance.

Join us for a star-studded evening
of the arts and entertainment!

When:
Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Time:
Theater doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Show begins at 6:30 p.m.

Location:
The Mahaffey Theater
400 First Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

 

Tickets & Sponsorship Information Coming Soon!

 

For questions regarding casting applications, please contact Rich Engwall at [email protected] or 727-893-7087.

 

For event inquiries, please contact Elizabeth Szostak at [email protected] or 727-588-4816, ext. 2117.

- 2021-2022 Walker's Rising Stars Scholarship Winners -

Dance

First Place
Kiley Campbell
Largo High School

Second Place
Mackenzie McLean
Gibbs High School

Third Place
Megan Bishop
Seminole High School

Fourth Place
Madeline Long
East Lake High School

Instrumental

First Place
Nicholas Ivy
Gibbs High School

Second Place
Melinda Liu
Palm Harbor University High School

Third Place
Janet Liu
Palm Harbor University High School

Fourth Place
Angie Basara
Seminole High School

Theater

First Place
Jake Tottle
East Lake High School

Second Place
Christy Do
Palm Harbor University High School

Third Place
Charlie Lane
Palm Harbor University High School

Vocal

First Place
Sahara Seifried
Gibbs High School

Second Place
Seth Wannemacher
Gibbs High School

Third Place
Elizabeth Daley
Northeast High School

Fourth Place
Meghan McMillin
St. Petersburg Collegiate High School

Visual Arts

First Place
Luna Garcia
East Lake High School

Second Place
Lauren Martin
Gibbs High School

Third Place
Julia Becerra
Gibbs High School

Fourth Place
Sophia Sapienza
St. Petersburg High

Culinary Arts

First Place
Brannen Fairbank
Osceola Fundamental High School

Second Place
Catelyn Zimmerman
Hollins High School

Third Place
Afeiyah Kamall
Hollins High School