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Star students shine at performing arts awards

8 September 2005

Star students shine at performing arts awards

Stars of the future have been found at the 2005 Manukau Secondary Schools Performing Arts Awards. The 500 people who watched the finalists compete at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre on Thursday, 1 September were delighted with the exceptional talent on display.

Judges had a difficult task of deciding the winners in five categories. The high standard of competition was particularly apparent in the classical vocal category, where judges could find nothing to separate performances from Tamaki College and Kings College, who shared equal first place.

Mangere College also impressed, winning the contemporary group category, plus first and second places in the contemporary individual category.

Leisa Siteine, Council’s Arts Manager says, “Every year the event gets better and better. The skill and creativity demonstrated by students from across the region is an inspiration and Manukau City Council is delighted to offer this opportunity for them to showcase their talents.”

“A big thank you to the students for their hard work and also to all the teachers and schools who support them in their musical endeavours.”

Media Contact
Gabrielle Hinton
Media Liaison
Corporate Communications
Manukau City Council
Phone: (09) 2628900 x 8650
Fax: (09) 2625759
Email: ghinton@manukau.govt.nz
…and the winners are:

Classical Instrumental
Winner - Kareena D’Souza, St Cuthberts (Manukau resident)
Runner up - Amy Yang, Papatoetoe High

Classical Vocal
Equal winners - Tamaki Boy Chorus, Tamaki College and Alice Armitt – Kings College

Contemporary Individual
Winner - Sarah Palenapa, Mangere College
Runner up - Peter Alova, Mangere College

Contemporary Group
Winner – Chapter Six, Mangere College
Runner up – Jazz Cats, Lynfield College

Winner – Drop n Dip, Tamaki College
Runner up – Year 10 Dance Group, James Cook High School


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