Shelor Motor Mile hosted the sixth annual Growing the Future Talent Show Finale on Saturday, November 4, at Christiansburg High School. Over $50,000 was awarded to students and high schools in Montgomery County, Craig County, Floyd County, Giles County, Pulaski County and Radford City. Blacksburg High School sophomore Jennifer Arogo performed a contemporary dance to Landslide and took home the grand prize of $15,000 for her school and $4,000 for herself.
Two other high schools took home big money as well. Pulaski County High School senior Garrett Vance performed a classical piano comedy and took home second place. Garrett earned his school $10,000 and himself $2,000.
Narrows High School’s junior Elena Maddy placed third with her Broadway performance of Journey to the Past from Anastasia. She took home $7,500 for her school and $1,500 for herself.
Besides the cash winnings, all of the performers took with them experience, memories and friendships.
-Submitted by Michelle Carlson