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Wantagh Teens Finalists in 'Reach for the Stars' Talent Contest

Three from local area to perform July 30 at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in East Meadow.

Three Wantagh teens will perform in the county's "Reach for the Stars" teen talent show finals July 30 night at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park.

This event was originally slated for last Friday and has been rescheduled.

Wantagh residents , 17, Justine Re, 18 and Elizabeth Stumpel, 19, are amongst the 21 finalists chosen from an audition pool of 64 contestants.

Kaufman, a finalist for the second straight year, recently graduated from Levittown's MacArthur High School and has a passion for singing songs from Broadway musicals. To view a video from her appearance in last year's "Reach for the Stars" competition, click here

The annual competition is a showcase of the county’s most talented young stars between the ages of 13 and 19, according to county executive Ed Mangano. Previous winners of the competition include participants who moved on to American Idol fame; Levittowner Kevin Covais in 2003, and Merokean Robbie Rosen in 2009. This year, Linda Mangano will act as mistress of ceremonies. 

Admission is free to the event, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre is located near parking fields 6 and 6A in Eisenhower Park. The venue offers no formal seating so concertgoers are urged to bring folding chairs or blankets. For further information, contact the Parks Public Information Office at (516) 572-0200 or visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.

Chris Wendt July 21, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Good luck, Elizabeth, Justine and Ashley!

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