Neighborhood Pride Talent Show
Columbus' Neighborhood Pride program started the Neighborhood Pride Talent Search to outreach to talented Middle School students and provide them with opportunities to get more involved with their neighborhood and the Columbus Arts community at large.
Students audition at their schools to be a part of the program. From the auditions, the selected students will be required to agree to work with their community for 5 service hours. In exchange, Neighborhood Pride Partners in the Columbus arts community offers classes, seminars, and mentoring opportunities to the students in a series of Saturday rehearsals. In December, the students will represent their school and neighborhood.
The Neighborhood Pride Talent Search has worked with the following Middle Schools:
2006: Beery, Clinton, Johnsonpark, Linmoor, Monroe
2007: Dominion, Indianola, Southmoor, Starling, Yorktown
2008: Hilltonia, Medina, Mifflin International, Southmoor, Starling, Woodward Park
2009: Clinton, Groveport Madison, Mifflin International, Southmoor
2010: Hilltonia, Southmoor, Woodward Park
2011: Buckeye, Hilltonia, Mifflin, Yorktown
2012: Buckeye, Dominion, Heritage, Sherwood
2013: Medina, Ridgeview, South High (7th and 8th), Southwood Elementary (6th) and Yorktown.
2014: Fairwood Elementary (6), Johnsonpark Middle, Linden McKinly (7&8), South (7&8), Starling Middle, Windsor Elementary (6th)
2015: Buckeye, Champion, Dominion, and Westmoor
2016: Hamilton STEM K‐6 Academy (6th grade only), Johnson Park Middle School (6th, 7th and 8th graders, Lincoln Park Elementary (6th grade only), Linden McKinley STEM (7th and 8th graders only, Pleasant View Middle School (South‐Western City Schools), South High School (7th and 8th graders only, South Mifflin STEM K‐6 Academy (6th grade only)
Thank you to Pride Partners:
United Healthcare, Nationwide Children's Hospital, XClaim Dance, King Arts Complex, Lowe's Home Improvement, Strader's Garden Center and the King Arts Complex.