An eight-grade guitarist, Parker Hastings, was named grand champion Friday night of the first-ever Madison’s Got Talent competition.
He is the son of Gregory and Denise Hastings of Richmond.
The Model Laboratory School student played “Blue Moon.” He was among 34 acts in the program sponsored by the Richmond Area Arts Council at the Madison Central High School auditorium. It was open to Madison County students in fourth through 12th grade. Most acts were solos.
First, second and third-place awards also were given in four divisions, vocal, instrumental, variety and dance.
First place, Chloe Spencer, Madison Central High School; second place, The Fabulous Four: Serenity Lamb, Andrew Breakall, Erica Hellard and Kyleigh Jackson, Farristown Middle School; third place, Jaryn Noble, Model Laboratory School.
First place, Parker Hastings (guitar), Model Laboratory School; second place, Serenity Lamb (piano), Farristown Middle School; third place, Julia Luxon (piano), Model Laboratory School.
First place, Karlee Kabalen, Clark-Moores Middle School; second place, Berea Majorettes: Abby Ambrose, Candace Elam, Andrea McCracken, MacKenzie Perry, Kaylee Cortez, Berea Community School.
First place, Sabrina Wallace, Madison Southern High School; second place, Brooklyn Cain, Madison Central High School; third place, Alexia Jade Fouch, Madison Middle School.
Two guest stars were masters of ceremonies, Jenna Day, Miss Kentucky 2013, and Laura Hancock, Miss Kentucky Outstanding Teen 2013. Both performed as the judges calculated the competitors’ scores.