Waxahachie youth in military kids talent contest

Staff Writer
Waxahachie Daily Light

Special to the Daily Light

Sam Hanna of Waxahachie is among eight Texas military kids featured in the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s “Military Kids Have Talent” contest.

Voting in the contest is open through 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 14 at hiddenhereos.org/talent.

“Military Kids Have Talent” spotlights the children and survivors of our nation’s military service members and veterans.

Hosted by actor Jocko Sims (“Jarhead,” “The Last Ship,” “New Amsterdam”), the contest highlights these young people during a time when many milestones and celebrations have been canceled due to COVID-19, according to a news release.

Military kids from across the country submitted recordings of performances for the Foundation’s finalist selection. From Charlotte, N.C., to Okinawa, Japan, the 36 finalists in five age groups exhibit talents including solo and group vocal performances, dance performances, and comedy.

Other finalists from Texas include: Elizabeth and Katherine Buentello of San Antonio; Levi Brewster of College Station; Luke Eggert of Killeen; Teandra Jackson of Killeen; and Sephrya and Lashandra Hallett of Kingsville.

Text to vote information will be shown on screen during the online finale episode, which can be viewed at hiddenheroes.org/talent.