Wyatt Dame plays “Seek and Destroy” on his guitar.

Wyatt Dame plays “Seek and Destroy” on his guitar.

Clearwater youth show they have talent

A total of 24 young people show their skills in Clearwater’s Got Talent show

The sixth annual Clearwater’s Got Talent show at Clearwater Secondary School on Thursday evening, May 3, was another outstanding success.

A total of 24 aspiring musicians, dancers, comedians and other performers took part in 18 different acts for the large audience.

READ MORE: Improv skit wins first place (May 14, 2014)

First place for elementary school student individual act went to Tianna Morgan, who danced to the song “Havana.”

Kiah and Jaden Phillips took first place for elementary school students group act with their hilarious routine that involved half-puppets dancing to various pieces of music.

First place for secondary school student individual act went to Grayson Panko for his singing and guitar playing. Panko also acted as the event MC.

Guitarists Wyatt and Chris Dame took home the prize for best act in the secondary school student group category.

The talent show was part of this year’s Youth Week activities in Clearwater. Coming up on Tuesday, May 8, will be the Clearwater Carnage Skooter, Sk8 and Bike Competition, which will be held at Rotary Sports Park, starting at 5 p.m.

READ MORE: Clearwater Carnage slideshow (May 5, 2013)



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Harper Schrauwen plays a piece he wrote himself on the piano.

Harper Schrauwen plays a piece he wrote himself on the piano.

Wyatt (l) and Chris Dame play some rock and roll on their guitars. The pair won first place in the secondary school student group category.

Wyatt (l) and Chris Dame play some rock and roll on their guitars. The pair won first place in the secondary school student group category.

Dalton Carr and Montana Bardi sing as part of a quartet with Kaitlyn Jeanson and Taylyne Elliott.

Dalton Carr and Montana Bardi sing as part of a quartet with Kaitlyn Jeanson and Taylyne Elliott.

Kaitlyn Jeanson and Taylyne Elliott sing during their group’s routine during Clearwater’s got Talent.

Kaitlyn Jeanson and Taylyne Elliott sing during their group’s routine during Clearwater’s got Talent.

Leslie Pinksen wears a clever costume during her routine.

Leslie Pinksen wears a clever costume during her routine.

Tyne MacLennan puts on a comedy routine. “If the driving is winter is better because the snow fills the potholes then you might be living in Canada,” he says.

Tyne MacLennan puts on a comedy routine. “If the driving is winter is better because the snow fills the potholes then you might be living in Canada,” he says.

Lakaya Joseph appears to be surrounded by a Saturn-like ring as a slow shutter speed on the camera blurs her hula hoop.

Lakaya Joseph appears to be surrounded by a Saturn-like ring as a slow shutter speed on the camera blurs her hula hoop.

Nessaya Joseph sings “Lost Boy.”

Nessaya Joseph sings “Lost Boy.”

Kiah and Jaden Phillips make the crowd laugh as they dance to the music using baby half-puppets.

Kiah and Jaden Phillips make the crowd laugh as they dance to the music using baby half-puppets.

Rie Kimura, an exchange teacher from Japan, demonstrates an action-filled dance.

Rie Kimura, an exchange teacher from Japan, demonstrates an action-filled dance.

Hannah Fedato and Sarah Oud sing a song about how, even though they are identical twins, people shouldn’t assume they are the same.

Hannah Fedato and Sarah Oud sing a song about how, even though they are identical twins, people shouldn’t assume they are the same.

Emelia Rotzetter sings “You are my Sunshine.” The clouds immediately parted afterwards, reported MC Grayson Panko.

Emelia Rotzetter sings “You are my Sunshine.” The clouds immediately parted afterwards, reported MC Grayson Panko.

Tianna Morgan dances to “Havana.” She won first place in the individual elementary school category for her efforts.

Tianna Morgan dances to “Havana.” She won first place in the individual elementary school category for her efforts.

Maple Peel sings a song about growing up.

Maple Peel sings a song about growing up.

Sophie Collins spins a hula hoop on one leg during her routine.

Sophie Collins spins a hula hoop on one leg during her routine.

Rebecca Pisarczyk sings a country and western song.

Rebecca Pisarczyk sings a country and western song.

Alexis Marsel gives Kylie Fischer a hand as she bends over during an acrobatic routine.

Alexis Marsel gives Kylie Fischer a hand as she bends over during an acrobatic routine.

Mackenzie Marsel sings a song during the Clearwater’s Got Talent show.

Mackenzie Marsel sings a song during the Clearwater’s Got Talent show.

Winners of the Clearwater’s Got Talent show hold their prizes. Pictured are (l-r) Grayson Panko, Wyatt Dame, Tianna Morgan, Kiah Phillips and Jaden Phillips.

Winners of the Clearwater’s Got Talent show hold their prizes. Pictured are (l-r) Grayson Panko, Wyatt Dame, Tianna Morgan, Kiah Phillips and Jaden Phillips.

Performers and volunteer helpers line up for a group shot at the end of the Clearwater’s Got Talent show.

Performers and volunteer helpers line up for a group shot at the end of the Clearwater’s Got Talent show.