localmemphis.com - The spotlight is on Overton High School.
Talented students are leading the way in the arts, locally. Getting ready for a national competition.
"I could not believe I achieved something very prestigious," freshman Chris Wilson said.
For hours, Chris Wilson and his classmates prepared for the NAACP Act-So Competition.
Getting portfolios ready, showcasing their best in photography and the visual arts.
“Most of the time I look at photographs and then sometimes we have still-life and I draw from that," sophomore Kaylyn Webster said.
Dominating in the dramatics, music, dance, and poetry.
"Something that will change our world," Wilson said.
Chris earned a first place finish for this poem he wrote.
"I looked at the world from my perspective," Wilson said.
The big booming voice not only grabs your attention, it earned freshman Charity Johnson first place honors and with her Overton High classmates, swept the spoken word category.
All together, 17 students placed.
Their hard work and talent will now be showcased, nationally.