2022 Talent Contest Winners
What a talented group of young men and women who competed in the 2022 Talent Show at the IAAF convention. Winner in the senior division went to Mitchell Galyen with a piano solo; second place went to a dance theater team from Scott County made up of Macy Waters, Avery Wyatt, Kayde Rennecker, Allison Woods, Addie Gwartney, Adyson Davis, Ella Conkright, Carlen Harrison and Alysa Bareis; third place went to Nathaniel Williams of Bond County with a vocal solo; fourth place went to Mikella Cornell of Rock Island County with a dance tap solo; and fifth place went to Quinn Perez of Jersey County with a vocal solo.
In the Junior Division Talent Show, Ella Draege of Marion County was the winner with a vocal solo; second place went to Lilliana Marachioro and Mallory Fox of Sangamon County with a dance contemporary; third place went to Autumn Braxton of McHenry County with a vocal solo; fourth place went to Macy Waters and Avery Wyatt of Calhoun County with a dance jazz duet; and fifth place went to Lily Hickox of Scott County with a dance lyrical.
In addition, both Mitchell Galyen and Ella Draege delighted the audience during the Miss Illinois County Fair queen competition.