LC Idol: For the love of music

Island Pharmacy is proud to present Sara Ferguson as this year’s Lake Cowichan Idol.

From Left: Idol winner Sara Ferguson

From Left: Idol winner Sara Ferguson

Island Pharmacy is proud to present Sara Ferguson as this year’s Lake Cowichan Idol.

Second place went to Mari Pelly, and third place went to Sidney Hall.

Tina Moreira, marketing manager for Island Pharmacy, says the event went off without a hitch.

There were 24 competitors and Moreira says that even though the event is in its fifth year, it seems to be growing in popularity. There are more entries every year and tons of community support.

Though the day started with rain, “there was a good crowd and the sun came out,” she Moreira.

Ferguson sang “Bubbly” by Colbie Caillat, an American pop singer/songwriter known for such songs as “Realize” and “Lucky”.

Ferguson, who is 16, says she practiced the song for the past three months and though she took a break from music for a while after first competing in Idol when she was 11, she has recently taken up lessons once again, and has been working hard at her art.

Even with all her recent practice, she was still nervous when she stepped onto the stage, but after she began singing, she says that everything else just slipped away.

At this point in her life, Ferguson says music is a beloved side hobby, and even though she would love to someday have something happen with her talent, she knows she needs to have a back-up plan and concentrate on a career.

Ferguson says she would like to become a botonoist or biologist, “something along the lines of science and the environment.”

Ferguson attends Cowichan Secondary School, and this year, she received five school related awards. For Grade 10 science, sewing, and French she was named the best student. She also received the Silver C Award for high academic achievement and athletics, and the Athletic Award for two or more sports.

These awards were won for volleyball, track and field, and soccer.

 

 

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