DES MOINES, Iowa --- Altoona resident Adrian Oldenburger, 16, placed first in the Senior division during the championship round of the 54thAnnual Bill Riley Talent Search Competition held Sunday at the 2013 Iowa State Fair.
The ballet dancer walked away with an $8,000 prize for his routine.
Marjorie Gast, 16, of Cedar Falls, was awarded second place and $4,000 for her classical harp solo.
Third place and $2,000 went to Adam Dostalik, 15, of Urbandale, for his piano solo.
Mackenzie Fuller, 16, of Adel; Sabryna Leise, 16, Morgan Allen, 15, Kelsey Coffman, 17, and Kaitlyn Minor, 17, of Earlham, placed fourth and received $1,000 for their tap dance performance. Hattie McConnell, 19, of Indianola, placed fifth and received $500 for her musical theater dance performance.
Acts competed statewide to qualify for competition in this year’s Talent Search. The championship round took place on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage sponsored by Pepsi. Bill Riley, Jr. once again hosted the show.
A total of $17,000 was awarded to the Senior and Sprout divisions combined. This year’s contest was sponsored by Hy-Vee.