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Local artists perform with the best on home turf

Jaxon Jensen won the intermediate vocal variety after taking first at the Penticton Kiwanis Festival. - Percy N. Hébert/Western News
Jaxon Jensen won the intermediate vocal variety after taking first at the Penticton Kiwanis Festival.
— image credit: Percy N. Hébert/Western News

Penticton performing arts stars took some of the top placements at the B.C. Performing Arts provincials held in Penticton June 3 to 7.

Winner of the junior musical theatre was Beamer Wigley. He also won the junior vocal variety category.

Teigan Litke won honourable mention in the intermediate vocal variety category. Jaxon Jensen won the intermediate vocal variety after taking first at the Penticton Kiwanis Festival. In senior vocal variety, Penticton’s Adrienne Penner was the runner up. Jonathan Stuchbery was the winner in the senior guitar.

Nicola Hopley was the winner at the Penticton Kiwanis Festival for Stage I dance and took honourable mention at the provincials. Earning honourable mention in Ballet I was Penticton’s Kyra Soo who won her right to compete at provincials from the Kelowna Kiwanis Festival. In Modern III dance Penticton’s Cheline Lacroix, who also won the right to provincials through the Kelowna Kiwanis Festival, finished with a honourable mention.

Other Penticton artists winning the right to provincials from regional festivals include Anne Lu; Junior Piano, Tiana Ferlizza; Junior Classical Voice, Saige Carlson; National Classical Voice, Paige Prosser; Intermediate Speech Arts, Emma Hopley; Junior Stage Dance, Julia Ludington; Senior Modern Dance, Montana Valverde; Senior Modern III, Brook Cumming; Senior Ballet and Alexis Brooks; Senior Ballet.

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