Channel 5 Youth Talent Contest Winners
The winners of the 25th Annual Channel 5 Youth Talent Contest were chosen Sunday night at the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair in Fort Smith.
- The first place winner is Colton Little, of Gentry. Colton, a vocalist, took home the $1,000 grand prize.
- In second place is Ryan Brooks, a yo-yo expert from Rogers. He won $500.
- Third place goes to Kaylin Cripps, a singer from Gentry. She won $250.
- The Verna Pettway Family award for the youngest contestant goes to Katie Gardner, 13, of Fayetteville.
These top winners were chosen from among 12 other talented finalists:
- Ryan Brooks – Rogers
- Gwendolyn Clark – Poteau
- Elizabeth Cristler – Bella Vista
- EvaMarie David – Bentonville
- Maddie Mee – Fayetteville
- Brittany and Danielle Moore – Rogers
- Lance Nix – Fayetteville
- Zack Parks – Fort Smith
- Ashley Perkins – St. Paul
- Laura Pierson – Van Buren
- Alexandra Salamone – Fort Smith
- Garrett Wilson – Fort Smith