This was a photo taken at the Gallo Center for the Arts in my hometown, Modesto, CA. I was singing in the first Valley's Got Talent competition, and I won first place and a scholarship that helped pay my way through another semester at my junior college. It was such a blessing to sing for such a large audience, and to be considered talented enough to win first over the other incredible talents in the competition. I was very humbled, but also proud that I was able to sing my heart out and leave it all on that stage. It was exhilarating and a moment I will never forget.