Students who wish to audition for the 7th Annual First Columbia Teen Star Musical Competition can do so now through April 21st. The online registration form can be accessed by clicking on this link. Students who are under age 18, will also  need to bring a signed parental permission form to the auditions. According to Lance Diehl, President and CEO of First Columbia Bank & Trust, the Teen Star program is "all about giving our talented musicians a chance to showcase their talents and win some money for themselves and their schools." Since the inception of the Teen Star program, the Bank has has awarded over $30,000 in prize money to the finalists and donated more than $30,000 to the music programs of area schools. For more information please call Leslie Chyko at (570) 387-3464.

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