June 8, 2019

Photo by Fred Poese Photography Sam Aubuchon, age 18, of Blue Springs, won the $3000 Grand Prize Scholarship award sponsored by SMART Union #2. He is pictured with Lee’s Summit’s Matt Lewis and the other Got Talent judges.

Talented young people from throughout the metropolitan area were featured in the ninth annual Got Talent on June 1 at the Lee’s Summit High School Performing Arts Center.

Photo by Fred Poese Photography Jordan Haas, age 17, of Lee’s Summit, won the $2000 Shining Star Scholarship award sponsored by Shining Light Music

The evening kicked off with a Vegas-style impersonation of Elvis Presley by Matt Lewis.

Photo by Fred Poese Photography Emma Hite, age 12, of Belton, wins the $1000 Power Performer Scholarship award sponsored by Lee’s Summit Medical Center

A competition of 19 individuals — including 15 solo acts and two duos followed. The young people, ranged in age from 10 to 18 and included vocalists, instrumental performers, musical theatre acts, dancers and a magician.

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