Children from age 5 all the way through high school have been practicing their songs in anticipation of the Waukesha Idol Finals that are being held from 5 to 8 p.m. March 24 at Waukesha North High School.
Sponsored by the Interact Club at the school, which is affiliated with the Waukesha Sunrise Rotary, the proceeds from event are donated to the club’s international project in Morocco.
“These students went out, sent out letters, and personally made those follow-up phone calls to those sponsors,” said Michelle Hixson, a business education teacher at Waukesha North. “They really took those skills to heart on how you plan a project and we are really proud of them. … It is pretty exciting to see them working together as a team.”
Hixson and English teacher Jacqui White are in their first year helping to coordinate the event, however, Waukesha Idol is in its eighth year. They’ve seen some of the talent that went on stage during the preliminary round.
“I saw some of the cutest acts I have ever seen,” White said. “We have the little 5 year olds all the way up to high school. It has been cool to see the progression. The little 5 year olds, they are just shy little peanuts belting it out, and the high school students have some poise. They do a great job.”
Doors open for the finals at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. The Interact Club will be selling baked goods and drinks in the hallway during two short intermissions.