2015 Semi-Finalists
Paris McMillian

Paris McMillian
Vocal

Woodrow Wilson HS
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Deme Wharton

Deme Wharton
Vocal

McKinley Tech HS
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Shirley Curtis

Shirley Curtis
Vocal

McKinley Tech HS
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Harley Calipes

Harley Calipes
Instrument

Woodrow Wilson SHS
Age: 18
Grade: 12th

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Eriq Bridgett

Eriq Bridgett
Dance

Duke Ellington SHS
Age: 16
Grade: 11th

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Alexis Heard

Alexis Heard
Dance

Banneker HS
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Benjamin Roodman

Benjamin Roodman
Instrument

Washington Latin PCS
Age: 15
Grade: 10th

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Esther Okechukwu

Esther Okechukwu
Dance

Banneker HS
Age: 16
Grade: 11th

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Desne Wharton

Desne Wharton
Vocal

Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Ke'Asiah McLaughlin

Ke'Asiah McLaughlin
Dance

Eastern HS
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Edward Seay

Edward Seay
Instrument

H.D. Woodson HS
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Johannes Utas

Johannes Utas
Instrument

Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Tehillah Wilson

Tehillah Wilson
Vocal

Friendship Collegiate Academy PCS
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Rodney Mackey

Rodney Mackey
Dance

Friendship Collegiate HS
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Geraldo Marshall

Geraldo Marshall
Instrument

Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Jiamond Watson

Jiamond Watson
Dance

Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Age: 16
Grade: 11th

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Latatiana Plowden

Latatiana Plowden
Vocal

Phelps ACE HS
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Kayla Waugh

Kayla Waugh
Vocal

Woodrow Wilson HS
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Robert Alston, III

Robert Alston, III
Vocal

Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Age: 16
Grade: 11th

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Angel Haythe

Angel Haythe
Vocal

Thurgood Marshall PCS
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Kimberly Manalang

Kimberly Manalang
Vocal

Woodrow Wilson HS
Age: 15
Grade: 10th

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Robin Jones

Robin Jones
Vocal

Woodrow Wilson SHS
Age: 16
Grade: 11th

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Nora Douglas

Nora Douglas
Vocal

School Without Walls HS
Age: 16
Grade: 11th

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Ricardo Byrd

Ricardo Byrd
Vocal - Rap

Friendship Tech Prep
Age: 15
Grade: 11th

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Kiana Livingston

Kiana Livingston
Vocal

School Without Walls HS
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Zahria Roundtree

Zahria Roundtree
Dance

School without Walls HS
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Sarah Ruiz

Sarah Ruiz
Dance

School Without Walls HS
Age: 15
Grade: 10th

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Elizabeth Seablom

Elizabeth Seablom
Vocal

Woodrow Wilson HS
Age: 16
Grade: 11th

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Cydney Hill

Cydney Hill
Dance

Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Age: 16
Grade: 12th

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Nakfana Gidey

Nakfana Gidey
Vocal

Woodrow Wilson HS
Age: 16
Grade: 11th

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Laila Franklin

Laila Franklin
Dance

Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Aliyah Etheridge

Aliyah Etheridge
Dance

Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Yana Madrid

Yana Madrid
Vocal

Woodrow Wilson SHS
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Alana Robinson

Alana Robinson
Vocal

Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Age: 16
Grade: 11th

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Carlos Hood

Carlos Hood
Vocal Rap

Woodrow Wilson HS
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Demetri Wolfe-Maris

Demetri Wolfe-Maris
Instrument

School Without Walls HS
Age: 16
Grade: 11th

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Aasimah Johnson

Aasimah Johnson
Dance

Cezar Chavez (Capitol Hill) PCS
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Jennifer Li

Jennifer Li
Instrument

Woodrow Wilson HS
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Cashay Chatman

Cashay Chatman
Vocal

KIPP-DC PCS
Age: 17
Grade: 12th

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Jadian Headly

Jadian Headly
Vocal

School Without Walls HS
Age: 16
Grade: 12th

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