Star Search preliminaries held at SIS

The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club is once again sponsoring Star Search for Sweetwater schools. Each school in Sweetwater holds an individual contest at their school and a certain number of acts are picked for the Star Search final competition in January. Proceeds from the Star Search finals go towards awards for the A's R Us program at the end of each school year. This year's Star Search schedule is as follows:• Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m., Sweetwater High School;• Thursday, Dec. 8, at 9 a.m. East Ridge Elementary; and 4 p.m. Sweetwater Middle School;• Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 3:30 p.m. Southeast Elementary School;• Saturday, Jan. 21, Star Search Final Competition.Last year’s Star Search winners are asked to contact Billie Berry at 864-1365 to get on the practice schedule for the day of the finals.The competition at Sweetwater Intermediate School took place on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. Those advancing to the finals will be Bianca Bohall, singing Rockin' Robin; Cierra Hays, singing Blessed Redeemer; Meghann Olguin, Cassiah Castro, Tyler Warner and Stephen Turney dancing to We Are Who We Are; Kolbi Turner, singing Our Song; Bonnie Anglin, Cyera Pieper, Kenley Reed, Josie Sanchez, Emerald Torres and Bailey Treviño dancing to Bust A Move; and Krysten Smith playing piano and singing Someone Like You.