Fourteen high school and college students competed for cash prizes and an invitation to perform on our March 14 concert in Young Voices 2020. The competition took place on Saturday, February 8, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Ashmore Auditorium of Pensacola State College (1000 College Boulevard, Pensacola, FL). The roster originally included twenty singers, but illness forced several to withdraw.
Competitors performed two selections in contrasting styles, and competed in one of the following divisions: High School Level 1 (freshman or sophomore), High School Level 2 (junior or senior), College Level 1 (freshman or sophomore), and College Level 2 (junior or senior).
Winners and runners-up:
High School Level 1: Winner: Madeline Ruffin (Gulf Breeze High School); runner-up: Judah Bowers (Gulf Breeze High School)
High School Level 2: Winner: Ella Griffith (Pensacola High School); runner-up: Anna Miley (Booker T. Washington High School)
College Level 1: Winner: Katelyn Karcher (University of Mobile); runner-up: Elizabeth Ellis (Pensacola State College)
College Level 2: Winner: Joseph O’Shea (University of South Alabama): runner-up: Jacob Mohr (University of Mobile)
Young Voices 2020 received support from Wells Fargo and Pensacola State College.