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Spirited singers win talent contest

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 9:48 am

Ryley Combs and Katie Maxey were named winners of Extreme's Got Talent contest.

Ryley Combs and Katie Maxey were named winners of Extreme’s Got Talent contest.

On Sept. 26, Rylee Combs and Katie Maxey were named first place winners of the Xtreme’s Got Talent Contest sponsored by the New Life Ministries Xtreme Youth Group in Colonial Beach. The two won over the judges singing acapella. Millie McGary placed second with a liturgical dance performance, and Don Smith and Kyra Thompson placed third with a dance.

“We did this as a youth outreach, designed to draw in new people as well as entertain.  We had over 120 people at the event,” Xtreme Youth leader Karyn Thompson said.

A total of 28 acts were performed from people between the ages of 2-22 with everything from singing and dancing to comedy, skits, art, and musical instruments.  Combs and Maxey received a trophy and an iPod touch 5th generation with a $25 iTunes gift card.  Second and third place winners also received a trophy and a prize.  There was an also an Xtreme junior prize awarded to the under 13 set (chosen solely by the judges).