Knoxville talent competition encourages kids to stay in school

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The Knoxville community came together Saturday to hold a festival encouraging kids to stay in school.

The fourth annual Harbours Gate “Inner-City Got Voice” competition allowed kids to sing or dance to showcase their best talents, while spreading the message of how important it is to graduate from school.

The competition was held at the Montgomery Village Athletic Fields in Knoxville. Former University of Tennessee quarterback Sterling Henton was a guest judge. Sterling said a supportive community is key to making sure kids stay on track.

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“People in the community coming together, watching the kids perform their talents, watching them show their potential,” said Henton, “These kids out here are doing their thing and they’re doing it well.”

The talent show was for kids living in the inner city housing community. Donations collected at the show went toward Harbours Gate’s “Keep Our Kids In School” initiative.

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