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Cece Bagshaw

Justinian Dispenza

Mark T. Einstein

Karter Greene

Clover King

Minnie Maloney

Ashton Mooday

Carly Mourlas

Sarah Poirier

Nicholas Ray

Contestant Name

Cece Bagshaw

Bio

Cece Bagshaw is a 4th grader who loves the stage, ice cream, and a good shopping spree. She has performed at Centreville Day in 2021 and 2022 (seen here) as well as the occasional national anthem before local little league opening days. She has a love of theater, has performed in Churchill Theater’s recent production of Matilda, and her (current) dream role is Juliet from the Broadway show “& Juliet.”

Personal Quote

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better… it’s not.
-Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Thank you for helping me raise money for the United Way, which fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.
– Cece Bagshaw

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Total Votes

$1070.00 raised in online votes

Contestant Name

Justinian Dispenza

Bio

Like a great wizard of lore, Galena’s Justinian Dispenza has performed under many names, but what stays consistent in his performances is his passion, his ability to connect with audiences, and his message of change. 

Founder of the Eastern Shore Permaculture Institute (and its monthly traveling potlucks), much of his music and poetry focuses on the beautiful planet we call home and the perils of human shortsightedness that cause damage to our ‘pale blue dot’. You can catch him performing with friends at the local open mic nights or anywhere there is a bit of grass and shade when the weather’s nice. 

He also directs Andover Media, a local videography and photography studio, so you can be sure any music videos he makes for his music are wayyy over the top.  More music samples can be found at www.theendoftheworldasweknowit.bandcamp.com/

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Music has such an incredible ability to connect to people to people and a performer to their audience. For some, it’s a way to express joy, for others it’s a way to express sadness, for many, it’s just a way to have fun, but for all of us music has a little bit of therapy inside. Thank you so much for supporting these great artists and this great cause!

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Total Votes

$118 raised in online votes

Contestant Name

Mark T. Einstein

Bio

Born in 1957, Captain Mark Einstein grew up in Baltimore before moving to South Jersey with his family during the 1970’s. He taught US History for 37 years and retired in 2016. He has lived in Rock Hall full-time since 2002 where he and his wife, Suzanne own and operate the award-winning Blue Crab Chesapeake Charters sailboat cruises for the past 25 years..

Mark is a lifelong musician and songwriter who started playing drums on February 10th, 1964 (the day after the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.) He has played in a variety of rock and folk groups including club, wedding and original music bands. He started playing guitar in 1970 and has a passionate love for classic music and instruments.  Mark serves on the Board of The Mainstay in Rock Hall and is a regular performer at the theater’s monthly open mic night. he can often be seen with his fellow “Singing Captains”, David Fife and Dave Sharp at local venues and events. For more fun videos, please subscribe to his YouTube channel (Captain Mark Einstein MMI Productions) where he has been uploading a “Song of the Week” for the past three years

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“My Country” an original song was inspired by a high school oral history history project where my 12th grade APUS History students visited a nursing home to  interview a panel of early 20th century immigrants to learn about their remembrances and experiences coming to America.

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Total Votes

$226 raised in online votes

Contestant Name

Karter Greene

Bio

Karter, also known as “Scoop” is a 9 year old aspiring musician who has the ability to sing, play drums and has even just started to learn the bass. Outside of Music he plays football throughout the week and often plays the drums at his church. Karter absolutely loves to entertain those who are around him and just likes to have a good time. I hope you are ready to enjoy what you hear whether it’s on the drums or singing, you are in for a treat.

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Total Votes

$242 raised in online votes

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Clover King

Bio

Clover King is a fan of all things theatrical! She loves singing, dancing, and performing.  Clover thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Joseph and Technicolor Dream Coat show at the Garfield Theater last December. She has played a role in The Kent School’s production of Moana as well as the Playmakers Camp the past two summers in Chestertown. Never one to shy away from the limelight, she is looking forward to the Church Hill Theater’s production of A Christmas Carol this December.

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Clover is looking forward to this exciting opportunity to participating in Kent’s Got Talent! She loves helping to raise money for a worthy cause!

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Total Votes

$489 raised in online votes

Contestant Name

Minnie Maloney

Bio

Minnie, a local of Kent and Queen Anne’s County fell in love with line dancing when she was 12. Once a week she would go the VFW for lessons with her Father, who still to this day is her favorite dance partner. She then taught her newly discovered skills to friends, family and anyone who appeared interested in learning a new dance. Meanwhile she continued to travel to different instructors to learn more and to finesse her line dancing skills.

Minnie was thrilled to participate in a ” Footloose” flash mob in 2012 at the Delaware State Fair. In 2015 she started teaching line dancing classes at the Chestertown American Legion to help bring in more patrons and was overjoyed with the reaction and continued to teach once a week. Later that year she was asked to help participate as a line dance instructor in the Wild Wild West fundraiser event for St. Martin’s Ministry to help generate funds for those battling poverty. .

In addition, she taught line dancing and provided music for The Gunston School 2016 Bull & Oyster Roast. Most recently however Minnie competed in the 2022 Horizons of Kent & Queen Annes Dancing with the Stars fundraiser. Minnie, is now offering beginners line dance lessons to her hometown area in Centreville, MD through Dancing on the Shore.

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Total Votes

$736 raised in online votes

Contestant Name

Ashton Mooday

Bio

Ashton Mooday grew up in Kent County, graduating from KCHS in 2015. Ashton has been singing since she was a little girl and started songwriting when she was about 11 years old. When she attended Lebanon Valley College for degrees in music performance and music education, she began recording her music and putting it on major streaming platforms. Ashton has 3 full length albums, 2 EPs, and several singles out. Her dream is to move to Nashville and become a professional singer/songwriter.

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Total Votes

$170 raised in online votes

Contestant Name

Carly Mourlas

Bio

Carly is 12 years old and has loved the stage since her first dance recital at age two. She loves theater and has been in shows at the Garfield (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) and Church Hill Theater (Sense and Sensibility and Matilda). She has also performed in Annie at her school and has sang in choir for two years. She enjoys taking dance and singing lessons. She loves reading, writing, drawing, water-skiing, and of course, singing and wants to one day be in movies, TV shows, and on Broadway!

Personal Quote

“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up!”
-Nelson Mandela

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Total Votes

$578 raised in online votes

Contestant Name

Sarah Poirier

Bio

Sarah is a current senior at Washington College, working towards her Bachelor of Arts in Music and Psychology. She has over a decade of cello performance under her belt with experience in orchestra, musical theater, chamber, and solo performances. In 2022, Sarah was awarded a full scholarship to the 10th annual National Music Festival in Chestertown, Maryland. Sarah has been Principal Cellist of the Washington College String Orchestra, member of the Washington College Low String Ensemble, Washington College String Quartet, and cellist for American Idiot and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musicals. Sarah was awarded first place at the Music in the Parks competition in 2018 and 2019 through Deep Creek High School’s orchestra program.

Sarah has been a member of Washington College’s Musicians’ Union, where she has held leadership positions of President, Vice President, Jam Band Coordinator, and Showcase Coordinator. Through these executive positions, she has spread her passion for music to the surrounding community by making music accessible for audience and performers.

An active learner, Sarah loves research and searching for deeply meaningful experiences. Funded by the Libby and Douglas Cater Society of Junior Fellows, Sarah had the opportunity to travel to Cuba to conduct research on the presence of burnout in Cuban musicians working in the tourist industry. Alongside her Senior Cello Recital, Sarah’s Psychology Senior Capstone Experience thesis project looks to understand how different genres of music affects emotions through the frequency band of Frontal Midline Theta shown in electroencephalograms. Sarah looks to continue this research in her future, alongside playing the cello wherever she can.

Outside of music and academia, Sarah loves cats. Sarah’s kitty boys, Murphy, Sammie, and Louis, are the sunshine and joy she looks forward to when she goes home in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

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Sarah’s Senior Cello Recital will take place on Saturday November 11, 2023 at 7:30pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall in Washington College’s Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts.

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Total Votes

$485 raised in online votes

Contestant Name

Nicholas Ray

Bio

Hey there! My name is Nicholas Ray! I play country music on the eastern shore of Maryland. I am very excited to be a part of this!

Personal Quote

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take

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Total Votes

$230 raised in online votes

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