Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Monday, 06 July 2015
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Monday
Low  61°
High 84°
Tuesday
Low  56°
High 73°
Wednesday
Low  65°
High 82°
Thursday
Low  67°
High 89°
Friday
Low  69°
High 91°
Saturday
Low  69°
High 95°
Sunday
Low  69°
High 98°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 82°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Balko Resident Competes For Amarillo Star
09/11/2010

In the third grade, Kyla Cowan opened her mouth and let out a tune while at church.

Never in nine years did she imagine what she learned to do that day could change her life.

Local girl Kyla Cowan is now in the regional spotlight as she is in the top three for the Amarillo Star contest.

The Amarillo Star competition traveled all across the Texas Panhandle earlier this summer via KFDA NewsChannel 10's 2010 Summer Celebration Tour. Contestants were given two ways to audition. They could either record themselves on to a CD or they could audition at one of the local tryout locations.

Cowan, a senior at Balko High School, traveled to nearby Canadian, Texas, and did a live tryout as well as sending in a CD. She learned about the contest while competing in another singing contest, Amarillo Idol.

"After making top 10 in that last year, I decided to give Amarillo Star a shot," said Cowan.

Locals wanting to vote in the competition may do so by logging on to newschannel10.com and scrolling down to "Amarillo Star." There, voters can view each of the top three contestants and vote for who they think should be the 2010 Amarillo Star. Each person can only vote one time each day until this Friday, September 10.

Live voting will also take place at the upcoming Little Big Town concert. Votes will then be counted and tabulated there. The winner will receive $1000 and the opportunity to open at the Tri State Fair in Amarillo.

"I'm extremely excited about the upcoming contest," said Cowan. "This has been a really fun journey. I've had a lot of support from family and friends and I really appriciate it."

Cowan is the 18-year-old daughter of Kim and Shane Cowan. In school she plays basketball and runs track.. She is also involved in choir, student council and the FFA (Future Farmers of America) there. Cowan attends Balko Baptist Church.

"Honestly, I never thought I'd make it this far," said Cowan. "I told myself I was just going to take it one round at a time. Here I am at the final round. It's crazy."

© Copyright Guymon Daily Herald
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Shots Fired At Liberal Police Offers, Attempted Murder Charges Sought
LHS Principal Rafe Begley Passes Away
UPDATE:Endangered Child Found
Supreme Court Reverses Seward County District Court Ruling
New Laws Take Effect In Kansas
Farmland Values Decline In Kansas
Brooks Bomb Helps BJ's Drop Dodge
USD 480 To Hold New Teacher Fair
Former Jayhawk and KU Football Assistant in Liberal Friday  
Texas County Awarded TSET Grant
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Two Lady Saints Represent at European Championships
Amtrak's Southwest Chief In Jeopardy
BJ's Slip into Second
Bee Jays Fizzle on the Fourth
Brooks Bomb Helps BJ's Drop Dodge
Thursday Rainout Means Double Header on July 4th
Shots Fired At Liberal Police Offers, Attempted Murder Charges Sought
Yucca Ridge Announces Night Golf Results
Supreme Court Reverses Seward County District Court Ruling
Texas County Awarded TSET Grant
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2015 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group