Dazzling Dancer from Echo Glen Children's Center

Posted by Jonah Schennum
July 14, 2017

The Performance-based Standards (PbS) State/Agency Coordinators Training and Awards Night in Chicago, Illinois is now only a few months away. Participants are waiting to see the results of PbS’ annual Kids Got Talent Contest.

PbS challenges facilities and youths to share their talents with the country and invites the winner to come perform live at the Awards Night. We received over 90 great performance submissions, and after careful deliberation 14 finalists were chosen.

Coming to us from Echo Glen Children’s Center in Washington, Puamelia O. submitted an impressive Hawai'ian dance, the first PbS has ever received in the three years of running the Kids Got Talent Contest, to the song “Kaiona” by Hawai’ian artist Keali’I Reichel. Both us at PbS and the outside judges loved her performance and are so grateful that she chose to share this part of her culture with youth and adults across the country!

Congratulations on becoming a finalist, Puamelia, and thank you for sharing your talent!