The annual benefit competition and performance grew in 2017, featuring twelve inspiring youth artists and donated over $50,000 to local charities. Over 100 contestants submitted entries in 2017, and finalists performed in front of a SOLD OUT 660-seat theatre.
Winner: Jenna Holiday
Runners-up: Ella Burroughs and Nick Mangiaratti
Finalists: Sage Beebe-Jenny, Mackenzie Lee Clement, Jared Hanrahan, Harper Howell,
Kaia Lontine-Kearson, Merry McLaughlin. Leah Parrett, Mac Porter, Allison Rittweger
Notable press from the event includes Boston Globe, Portland Press Herald, Portsmouth Herald, iHeartRadio, and several local newspapers.
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