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Things to do on a Friday night - Check out some local school talent

"Shooting Stars" has it all. Music. Comedy. Magic. Dance. Theater. And proud parents. A lot of proud parents.

So be prepared to encounter plenty of high beams tonight in Boone when the show lets out. These stars will be much brighter than the ones in the sky.

"Shooting Stars" is a talent competition open to almost any student in Watauga County. Each school has auditions, during which judges select who to invite on a professional stage to share their talents with the public.

Everyone is a winner, because everyone is a star.

Watauga County Shooting StarsProfessionally judged and produced, Shooting Stars takes the top talent from nine schools in Watauga County and puts them in one show. Each school held auditions for performing arts on Friday, March 26, and 27 acts total were chosen to perform in the final show.

These acts “range from magicians to clogging to comedy to magical theater,” explained Bullard. “Some acts move you to tears, and some make you laugh so hard. Some of these kids practice all year long [for this show].” ...

“Shooting Stars is an absolute blast,” said (Melanie Bullard, Watauga Education Foundation Executive Director). “It’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ without the judges right here in Watauga County. The talent here is second to none when it comes to our youth. We think all these kids are winners.”

Here is this year's lineup. The show is a fundraiser for the Watauga Education Foundation.