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Northeast Times | August 8, 2022

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Elementary students from around the district have qualified for the annual Keller Shake Semi-Finals Competition.


KELLER SHAKE is a competition throughout the district in the elementary school theatre departments, where students learn the value of voice, diction, eye contact, and a firm handshake. The emphasis is on educating the whole child with a greater understanding of conversational and social skills.


Preliminary rounds were held on each campus, and the top five students from each school advanced to the Semi-Finals Round.

Ninety-Five Semi-Finalist students will demonstrate their skills at the KISD Education Center this Thursday, October 17. At the conclusion of the event, finalists will be announced, and students will enjoy complimentary pizza and ice cream!

The top finishers from the semi-finalist round will return to the Education Center for the final round on October 30, where they will meet and visit with professionals from the community, for a chance to be named Keller Shake Champion!


The Keller Shake is funded by a generous grant from the Hudson Foundation. Congratulations to this year’s Keller Shake Semi-Finalists:


Vallena Banda

Max Hoang

Eddie Gilliland

Haily Velazquez

Grace Baldacci


Bette Perot

Adaley Gosdin

Sophie Thorn

Trace Rodriquez

Jackson Mitchell

Leah Aguilar



Natalie Nichols

Ely Zachary

Sophia Contreras

Sarah Woods

Amy Dinh



Morgan Dukette

Londin Borish

Camila Nava

Lane Upchurch

Addison Stuart


Eagle Ridge

Avery Glover

Harper Hua

Ava McFarland

Bryce Miller

Micah Gerberding



Ayda Ashrafian

Surina Raessi

Christian Hayes

Jason Donnelly

Ashlee VanReet



Maddox McCrary

Sydney Hoover

Regan Rosell
Martha Kariuki

Khloe Nyaga



Breah Torres

Medhel Momem

Olivia Hodges

Hannah Smith

Isabelle Kowalczyk



Camden Bouck

Peyton Cole

Jaila Diamond

Andy Dinh

Jaylea Jones



Madelyn Wood

Sawyer Meckel

Griffen Stepter

Alaina Greason

Rylan Parnell


Lone Star

Jillian Klein

Brayden Stenberg

London Moore

Sunday Ramsey

Benjamin Burdett


Park Glen

Emma Chesser

Emma Lewis

Jacob Everett

Audrey Dobbins

Arabella Schnulle



Kasyn Judge

Angelina Tran

Abigale Contreraz

Eisley Escobar

Jayden Magana



Madalyn Pennington

Dane Heibel

Ellie Ashton

Saidie Waldrup

Oviya Naveenkumar


Shady Grove

Macie Cline

Lucas Cocran

Carleigh Hannon

Eva Kosla

Jude Strittmatter


Sunset Valley

Amin Raziuddin

Brooke Lynch

Barrett Lynch

Chloe DeJesus

Nagasai Kamnedri


Whitley Road

Lilly Bredekamp

Ava Tennies-Clark

Calvin Norvell

Nathaniel Tipich

Aurora DeAmicis


Willis Lane

Jaylee Boothe

Ansley Johnson

Penelope Klapprodt

Bella Noel

Kenzie Yozze


Woodland Springs

Makenzi Janacek

Grayson Hutchinson

Lily Worden

Emory Triplett

Cooper Martinez