It was standing room only at the Carroll Arts Center on Saturday, February 28, and talent hit the stage for the City of Westminster Recreation and Parks Department’s annual Westminster’s Got Talent competition.

Westminster resident Malachi Dawkins captured the evening’s overall win after he belted out “All of Me.” “His stage presence grabbed the audience’s attention and had everyone clapping and cheering along,” said Robin Cherney, Recreation Program Coordinator. “I truly am thankful for the Arts Center for supporting this event as well as the judges, who had a difficult time making a decision.” – by Lisa Moody Breslin, photography by Kelly Heck
12 and under winners:

1st Place: William Streaker, played keyboard and sang “Don’t Stop Believing”

Runner Up: Carrie Geisler, played guitar and sang a song she composed herself

13-17 age group:

1st Place: Jessica Tippler, baton twirler who performed to “Shake it Up”

Runner up: Samantha Teal, acoustic guitar
18 and Up:

1st Place: Aleshia Lowe, soloist

Runner Up: George Tye, soloist


1 Carrie Geisler


2 Westminster Mayor Kevin Utz, Sandy Oxx, Bob Coffey


3 Jayden Hundertmark


4 Jessica Tippler


5 Aleshia Lowe


6 William Streaker


7 Samantha Teal