Ovation! USD 497 Talent Show

Enjoy the amazing talents of USD 497 students, ranging from instrumentalists to singers and dancers!

The Lawrence Schools Foundation and Lied Center of Kansas are proud to announce the fourth annual, district-wide talent show for middle and high school students. Held on the main stage of the Lied Center with full production, the community will come together to celebrate all of the immense talent among Lawrence youth. Enjoy the amazing talents of USD 497 students, ranging from instrumentalists to singers and dancers! In addition to the student performers, two students will serve as Executive Producers for the event: John Loos and Rheanne Walton, seniors at Free State High School.

Ovation! proceeds will benefit the Lawrence Schools Foundation. The foundation provides students and teachers with enrichment experiences, scholarships, teacher recognition and classroom support, innovative teaching grants and partnerships with community organizations and businesses through their LEAP programs. “The Ovation! Talent Shows have been a huge success and we are excited to see what’s in store for this year’s show. We are constantly amazed by the level of talent from our students, and so grateful for the partnership with the Lied Center in allowing our students from across the district to showcase this on the big stage!” said Dena Johnston, executive director of the Lawrence Schools Foundation.

Application deadline is Friday, November 1, 2019.

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