In a new competition to determine the most talented high school student in APS, William Smith High School's Jade Davidson took home the crown. Jade became the first winner of "Aurora's Got Talent" after captivating the judges with her guitar and vocal performance of "Afraid."
The talented junior beat out more than a dozen students from five other APS high schools. She was surprised to win the title, especially since she had to work earlier in the evening and arrived just a few minutes before going out on stage. The competition was held on Friday, March 15 at Rangeview High School.
The award for second place went to rap duo Josh Weaver and Chandler Wall from Vista PEAK Preparatory for their performance of "Heartbreak." Third place went to Rangeview's Daniel Campbell who performed "Bohemian Rhapsody" on the piano. Each of the winners received a certificate and prizes valued at $100 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third.
All of the proceeds from ticket sales of the event will benefit APS high school clubs and activities. A very talented APS alum, Lane Lyon, emceed "Aurora's Got Talent." He currently anchors "Aurora Now" on AuroraTV and previously worked on-air at multiple Denver television stations.
Another famous APS graduate, Zack Golditch, made a special appearance to give out the awards. Golditch was a star football player at Gateway High School and Colorado State University. He currently plays as an offensive lineman for the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL.