Smith Takes Second


With $2,500 in her pocket, Sam Smith descended the stage 7 P.M. Sunday night at Yardley Hall. Out of about five hundred contestants, Smith took second in the Kansas City Superstar competition, hosted by the Jewish Community Center and sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors.

On Sunday, Aug. 28, ten finalists took the stage after months of preparation to compete for scholarships. With her take on Maroon 5’s song “Sunday Morning”, Smith won the judges approval and advanced to the top three finalists. From there, audience members sent in their votes for the final winner and anxiously waited for the results. By less than ten votes, Smith took second and received a $2,500 scholarship.

Friends and family across the BV West community made their appearances at the event to encourage Smith.

“We’re so proud of her,” senior Priyanka Nath said.

Presenting Smith with multiple bouquets of flowers, her parents showed their support for Smith.

“I’m so proud of her,” Smith’s mother, Sabrina Smith, said. “It was so much fun.”

The grand prize was awarded to Erick Patrick from Olathe South High School. Patrick won a $7,500 individual scholarship as well as a $1,000 donation to Olathe South’s fine arts department. Jessica Earley of the Frontier School of Excellence took third place, also receiving $2,500.

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