• For the eighth consecutive year, Gateway Elementary School of Math, Science, and Technology presents, “Gateway Idol-The Best of the Best”. 


    Begun in 2003 as a project to help ease student’s apprehension of singing solos in front of an audience, Gateway Idol is modeled after the hit television show, “American Idol”.  Contestants are eliminated in six competitive rounds of performances before the new Gateway Idol is named.


    This year 129 students originally auditioned for Round One. After narrowing the field down during 5 elimination rounds, Round Six featured the “Final Ten” in two intense competitions that features song performances, complete with lights and video to win the votes of the audience.


    Performers and songs are as follows:

    ·         Aaryn Gardner, 3rd grade, “Take a Bow”

    ·         Reginald Murphy, 5th grade, “Invisible”

    ·         Adriana Whittaker, 5th grade, “Umbrella”

    ·         Tia Franks, 5th grade, “One Step at a Time”

    ·         Ajah Oates, 5th grade, “The Climb”

    ·         Jaytaonna Brown, 5th grade, “You Belong with Me”

    1.       Kyra Poindexter, 5th grade, “See You Again”

    ·         Justin Taylor, 5th grade, “Crush”

    ·         Tykiaza Jones, 3rd grade, “Party in the U.S.A.”

    ·         Myah Chavers, 5th grade, “Battlefield”


    For more information, or to receive a copy of the performance, please contact Mr. Dan Rhoten, Vocal Music Specialist at Gateway, by calling either (314) 241-8255 or (618) 570-8468, or by email daniel.rhoten@slps.org