The rising star

by Christa Lollis

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -The past few days DETCOG has been hosting its own version of American Idol in Lufkin. Dozens of kids showed up across East Texas to show off their best talents.

For DETCOG, it was also a time to make people aware of their mentoring program and other community activities they're involved in. "One of the things we're doing is raising money for our school supply drive which we'll be doing at Lufkin First Assembly on the 5th and we're giving backpacks away full of school supplies and again trying to identify kids in the community that need mentors as well as adults that want to be a mentor," Wayne Waddleton with DETCOG explained.

The winner of the Rising Star competition will be announced on August 2nd. There will be cash and prizes available to the top singers.