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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 yearlong 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.

Thank you for attending Walker's Rising Stars!

- 2020-2021 Walker's Rising Stars Winners -

Dance

First Place
Breanna Stevens
Osceola Fundamental High School

Second Place
Ashley Kadau
Largo High School

Third Place
Lauren Townsend
East Lake High School

Fourth Place
Maria Tsesmelis

Tarpon Springs High School

Instrumental

First Place
Samantha Kopec 
Tarpon Springs High School

Second Place
Chase Oliveri
Tarpon Springs High School

Third Place
Jonathan Munoz
Gibbs High School

Fourth Place (tie)
Amelia Pemberton
Seminole High School

Fourth Place (tie)
Brian Tran
Lakewood High School

Theater

First Place
Lexi Stephens
Palm Harbor University High School

Second Place
Darrah Evans
Northeast High School

Third Place
Zoei Ortega
Palm Harbor University High School

Fourth Place
Caitlin Rivera
Osceola Fundamental High School

Vocal

First Place
Sydney Hilton
Gibbs High School

Second Place
Christy Do
Palm Harbor University High School

Third Place
Liberty Mack
Osceola Fundamental High School

Fourth Place
Griffin Collins
Tarpon Springs High School

Visual

First Place
Joy Chen
Largo High School

Second Place
Jaden Green
Gibbs High School

Third Place
Amber Ross
Osceola Fundamental High School

Fourth Place
Luna Garcia
East Lake High School

Culinary Arts

First Place
Sarah Burkart
Tarpon Springs High School

Second Place (Tie)
Nicolas Boylan
Tarpon Springs High School

Second Place (Tie)
Ayana Drain-Brinson
Clearwater High School

Third Place
Devin Payne
Northeast High School