Kean Quest Semi-Finalists Announced for Youth Round Two

Erica Perri of North Huntingdon PA wins Audience Choice Award
Kean Quest 2014
Kean Quest 2014
PITTSBURGH - Feb. 24, 2014 - PRLog -- GIBSONIA, Pa. (Richland Twp.) – Erica Perri, 12, of North Huntingdon, received the Audience Choice Award during the 2014 Kean Quest Talent Search Youth Preliminary Round Two.  Perri performed “Rolling in the Deep" by Adele.  She is a sixth grade student attending Norwin Middle School.

Perri performed with 30 vocalists in the second round of the singing competition held Sunday, Feb. 16 at the Kean Theatre, 5847 Meridian Road.  Based on scores from a panel of judges, Perri joins 14 semi-finals from preliminary round two who are slated to compete Sunday, March 30.  The semi-finalists are:

Zoe Babbit, Glenshaw (Shaler Area)
Zoie Beckas, Bellvue
Torrance Bajuszik, Saxonburg (South Butler)
Dominique Cagliuso, Sewickley (Lincoln Park Performing Arts)
Gabriella Cappelloni, Franklin Park (North Allegheny)
Joelle Germeyer, Canonsburg (Canon-McMillan)
Deshawna Glenn, McKees Rocks (CAPA)
Nicholas Hannan, Avalon (Northgate)
Brynn & Mara Lesher,Franklin Park (Lincoln Park / North Allegheny)
Kristin Martin, Gibsonia (Pine-Richland)
Brittany Mospan, Aliquippa (Lincoln Park Performing Arts)
Karac O-Brien, Valencia (Mars)
Nicole Shaheen, Allison Park (Saint Teresa)
Meghan Walsh, Wexford (North Allegheny)

Contestants are competing for a chance to win a recording package and professional head shots and be named in two categories: overall Judges’ Choice and Audience Choice. The annual “Jackie Evancho Award,” named forinternational singing sensation Jackie Evancho, will also be presented April 11during the Kean Quest Talent Search Youth Finals. The “Jackie Evancho Award” is presented to a contestant who, like Jackie, has competed in Kean Quest for two or more years, works hard, never gives up and continues to follow his or her dreams no matter the outcome of the competition.

There is still time to register for Youth (March 2 and March 16) and Adult Competition (April 4) by calling  724-625-3770 or by visiting The 2014 Kean Quest Talent Search benefits the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which provides more than $4.5 million to needy residents at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St Barnabas.

About St. Barnabas
St. Barnabas Health System is Pennsylvania's largest health care concern of its kind.  In its 114th year, St. Barnabas is like no other - diverse and expansive - meeting the needs of young retirees through those who require hospice. St. Barnabas' spectrum of care includes four retirement communities, three living assistance facilities, two skilled nursing homes, and a community outpatient medical center. Providing $4.5 million in free care annually, St. Barnabas engages in innovative methods to raise money for its Free Care Fund such as The Jackie Evancho award in its Kean Quest Talent Search, The Kean Theatre, The Crystal Conservatories, Rudolph Auto Repair and Beautiful Buys.  For more information on St. Barnabas visit (

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