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Friday's "West County Idol" event will benefit the choir department as well as the elementary music program at West County.

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Members of the community are invited to attend a showcase of student talent at West County High School this Friday, with the event’s proceeds going toward student programs in the district.

“West County Idol” will include multiple students vying for cash prizes as well as performances by district bands and choirs.

Choir Director Ryan Hassell said the contestants will compete in three divisions, one for elementary school, one for middle school and one for high school. The first place winner in each division receive $50, second place will receive $40 and third place will receive $30.

The audience will vote for their favorite acts after viewing the 25 performances from all three divisions. While the votes are being counted, the crowd will be treated to performances by the middle school choir, the high school swing choir, the high school jazz band and a group of cheerleaders.

In October a similar event, called “West County’s Got Talent” was held at the high school. The two events are similar in format, with both bringing large crowds from the community and across the school district to support student programs.

Doors for the event will open at 6:30 p.m. with the performances beginning at 7 p.m. Admission for West County Idol is $5, with the proceeds helping to fund the Choir Department and the Elementary Music Program.

Jacob Scott is a reporter with the Daily Journal. He can be reached at 573-518-3616 or at


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