Stars of Tomorrow finalists ready to dazzle, 30 vie for Kiwanis scholarships


The Stars of Tomorrow competition is set to showcase the top finishers in the 2013 Kiwanis Club event.

Nearly 30 students from Douglas County schools made the final cut for the annual talent show, where the Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock distributes scholarships up to $1,800.

The winners of the Douglas County competition also get an invitation to the Kiwanis District Stars of Tomorrow, where they aim for additional scholarships, according to the Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock.

The start time of this year’s show was moved ahead to give every finalist sufficient stage time for their performances, said Ron Claussen, Kiwanis spokesman.

The Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock Stars of Tomorrow talent show is at 6 p.m., March 2 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, 80124. Tickets are $10 each and are for sale online at or at the door on March 2.

The finalists are from throughout Douglas County and include students from elementary to high school. The following is a list of the 2013 Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock Stars of Tomorrow finalists.

Elementary division:

Denaya Desormeaux, sixth grade, Academy Charter; Davis Hume, fourth grade, Mammoth Heights; Taylor Muckel, Fifth grade, Timber Trail; Zoe Howell, third grade, Northridge; Shanya Martinez, sixth grade, Clear Sky; Chase Nutting, sixth grade, Cherry Hills Christian; Conner Pettit, sixth grade, Lone Tree Elementary.

Middle School division:

Lina Corrales, seventh grade, Mesa; Megan Durbin, eighth grade, Crest Hill; Kilian Ridder, seventh grade, American Academy; Loren Hardy, seventh grade, Mesa; Jenna Hardy, seventh grade, Mesa; Ali LeBlanc, seventh grade, Mesa; Thomas Connelly, seventh grade, Rocky Heights; Brooklyn Murphy, eighth grade, Rocky Heights; Allyson Harris, eighth grade, Rocky Heights; Kylie Meredith, eighth grade, Ranch View.

High School division:

Marshall Columbia, eleventh grade, Valor Christian; Maddie Ridder, ninth grade, Regis Jesuit; Katelyn Pyfer, twelfth grade, Douglas County High School; Mathew Pyfer, ninth grade, Douglas County High School; Grace Warring, ninth grade, Castle View; Charlotte Movizzo, ninth grade, Ponderosa; Adrienne Aragon, twelfth grade, Legend HS; Melissa Martin, twelfth grade, Legend; Andriy Sovetov, eleventh grade, Chaparral; Calli Jo Floyd, eleventh grade, Highlands Ranch High School; Ashton Anderson, eleventh grade, homeschooled; Hunter Linder, eleventh grade, Castle View.

For more information about the Kiwanis Club Stars of Tomorrow visit the website at


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