Penfield sophomore wins first place in national talent search

Penfield sophomore wins first place in talent search

(Fox Rochester) - A Penfield High School sophomore has taken home the grand prize in a national talent search.

15-year-old Ronnie Watts was one of three grand prize winners in Tilly's Social Star Search contest.

Judges narrowed down the 2,300 online submissions to 50 people. The top 10 finalists were then decided based on an online vote through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Judges determined who the three grand prize winners would be.

The prize includes a trip to Orange County, California, a meeting with Cycle Talent Agency and a professional photo shoot experience.

Watts is a singer/songwriter who released her first album on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify earlier in the year.

On Friday, she performed live on Good Day Rochester ahead of her upcoming show at the Lovin' Cup.

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