August, 2012 – Wellington Announces Semi-Finalists in Wellington Talent Search Competition


Wellington Announces Semi-Finalists in Wellington Talent Search Competition


Wellington is proud to announce the Top 24 competitors in the first-ever Wellington Talent Search competition! The talent level is through the roof, but only one act will win the $500 Grand Prize along with a full scholarship sponsored by Talent INC. to attend the Talent INC. National Talent Convention and Showcase in Orlando – a prize valued at nearly $2,000. Four runners-up will take home $250. The Semi-Finalists, in alphabetical order, are as follows:


Maggie Baugh                    Lauren Healey and Morgan Healey

Emma Beers                                      Devounte Ho-Hing

Sasha Bhasin                                     Incync Dance Crew

David Blake Jr.                                    Tempest Johnson

Leah Campbell                                    Tanja Landrum

Cristina Caperna and Nicky Wood     Lily Marie

Robert Caperna                                  Jessica Quigley

Layla Chalifoux                                    Katherine Roberts

Gabriella Craft                                     Megan Saslow

Dream Team Elite                              Emily Shecter

Sarita Francis                                     Charlie Tooch

Jillian Halperin                                     Dalton Williams


The Semi-Finalists will take the stage at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3rd at the Wellington Amphitheater located at 12100 Forest Hill Boulevard. The Top 12 scorers will advance to the Finals at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 4th, ending the evening with the dramatic announcement of the winners.


For questions about the competition, contact Joe Piconcelli, Cultural Programs and Facilities Manager, at (561) 791-4756 or For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.