OCPS Top Talent Live 2023 finalists announced

The OCPS Top Talent competition showcases students within the performing arts departments from the elementary, middle and high school levels.

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Orange County Public Schools has released the list of finalists who will compete at the 2023 Top Talent Live competition at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29. 

Finalists from West Orange and Southwest Orange include Caleb Wolf, Dr. Phillips High (saxophone); Mackenzie Gladney, Dr. Phillips (solo singing); Nicholas Reyes, Innovation Montessori (piano); Lucy Dillon, Omar Castillo, Josue’ Salazar, Gabriel Cuellar Costa and Victor Pacheco, Olympia High, (instrumental group); Abby Royer, SunRidge Elementary (solo singing); Kinsley Sprague, Whispering Oak Elementary (solo singing); and Alexandra Mujica, Windermere High (solo dancing).

In addition, Windermere High’s Paula Urdaneta (solo singing) is in the running to secure a Wild Card spot.

According to the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools website, this competition "showcases outstanding students in performing arts from all levels of our elementary, middle and high schools." 

There will be four different prizes offered at the competition. A detailed list of how prices will be awarded can be found on the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools website.

Proceeds from the event will go toward supporting the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools by providing arts enrichment opportunities for students who may be experiencing poverty and homelessness. 



Andrea Mujica

Staff writer Andrea Mujica covers sports, news and features. She holds both a bachelor's degree in journalism and an MBA from the University of Central Florida. When she’s not on the sidelines, you can find Andrea coaching rowers at the Orlando Area Rowing Society in Windermere.

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