PATERSON, NJ – The Rosa Parks high school dance ensemble finished second in MSG Varsity’s Talent Show, a tri-state competition that included more than 100 entries.
The Paterson group lost in the finals to The Chiefs of Piscataway High School from Middlesex County.
The winners, who are determined through online voting, receive a professional workshop in New York City and tickets to a Broadway show. The results were announced Sunday night. In the vocal ensemble category, the winner was Allentown High School in Monmouth County. In the soloist category, the winner was Matthew Mayer of Commack High School on Long Island.
Last year, a vocal ensemble from Rosa Parks advanced to the talent show’s semifinals
The dancers, costume designers and choreographers from Rosa Parks are: Kimanie Robinson, 15, grade 9; Azhane Harrison, 15, grade 9; Nicole Green, 15, grade 10; Kieara Franceis, 16, grade 10; DaJuan Harris, 14, grade 9; Zachary Downer, 15, grade 9; Kevin Hurtado, 18, grade 12; Kiyomy Alvarado, 17, grade 10; Thalia Mercado, 17, grade 12; Karla Ferreira, 16, grade 11; Ciara Martinez, 17, grade 12; Eboni Owens, 16, grade 11; Brenda Sadler, 15, grade 12; Amber Pinero, 15, grade 9; Hayzer Osairo, 17, grade 12; Azhane Fleming, 18, grade 12; and Ashley Walton, 18, grade 12.