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Second Annual Turton Talent Show Winners Announced

The Second Annual Turton Talent Show was held Saturday evening, September 21, 2019 at the Algonquin Theatre in Manasquan, NJ. The Turton Talent Show was hosted again this year by Diane Turton, Realtors to benefit CASA of Ocean County and Collier Youth Services.

The shows sponsors were: Doolan’s Shore Club, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Homes & Land Magazine, HomeBridge Financial, Joe Leone’s, Manasquan Bank, VHT Studios, Wells Fargo, Sisters of the Good Shepherd and Diane Turton, Realtors.

Matt Ryan of 94.3 The Point radio station was the Emcee of the event. The competition judges were: James Vaccaro, President Manasquan Bank, Father Alphonse, Music Director Orchestra of Saint Peter by the Sea, Alison Franck, Broadway Casting Professional and Diane Turton, President/Founder Diane Turton, Realtors.

The show featured the talent of children ages 8 to 18 and there were 17 acts competing to win the Judges Choice Award and the Audience Favorite Award. The Judges Choice Award was won by Sienna Grinwald-Alves who sang “Love’s Philosophy”. The Audience Favorite Award was won by Brayden Morgan who sang “A Million Dreams”

The follow are all the contestants who competed for the two awards in order of appearance:

Grace Koenig and Leah Rodriguez
Brayden Morgan
Julia Elizabeth
Cindy Chandler
Adah Christian
Jacqueline Murphy
Shane Cartwright
Isabella Emerson
Mariella Diab
Olivia Marino
Anna Bergen & Riley McDonald
Harry Centrella
Julianna LaMonica
Sienna Grinwald-Alves
Angelina Bella
Christie DeNicola
Vianna Rose

"The mission of Collier Youth Services and CASA of Ocean County is near and dear to my heart. Both of these great organizations provide help and support to our youth, allowing them the opportunity to realize their full potential. Nothing could be more important. On behalf of the Judges, Sponsors and myself we are deeply honored to again support such a wonderful event," said Diane Turton, President/Founder, Diane Turton, Realtors. “Congratulations to all of the contestants. You are all winners!”

About CASA of Ocean County

The mission of CASA of Ocean County is to train everyday people to act as the voice for the neglected and abused children in foster care. The CASA Volunteer serves as the child's voice in court and is committed to moving the child towards a safe and permanent home. For more information, visit or to find a CASA office in your county

About Collier Youth Services

The mission of Collier Youth Services is to provide at-risk youth a chance to grow toward their potential in an environment that promotes belonging, dignity and hope. For more information, visit