[heading]photos by Zeena Gregg Photography[/heading]

The Eighth Annual RB Idol talent contest was held in late June at the Poway Center for Performing Arts. This year’s RB Idol winner, Justin Zakrajsek of Poway High School, was delighted to take the stage for the guests. Second place was awarded to Samantha Belgum of Rancho Bernardo High School, third place was honored to Kylie MacLean, of Hannalei Elementary School, and Aly Schulte of The Classical Academy recieved the Honorable Mention Award. Special thanks was given to Jennifer Garstang, an artist, musician and writer who acted as the evening’s emcee and stage manager.

“We had a crowd of nearly 300 people and last year we only had 197 tickets sold,” shared Event Organizer, Beth Feldman. “It was really nice to have the support of ZCode Magazines in promoting the event.” The annual event was part of the Spirit of the Fourth events that Rancho Bernardo hosts every year. Feldman encourages all community members in Rancho Bernardo and neighboring communities to get involved next year. To stay informed of what’s to come, volunteer your time or donate to offset the costs to put on the events, visit www.spiritofthefourth.org.