Talented teenager is already a star to her mum

HOPING TO SHINE ... Rebekah Grace Summerhill is bidding to win the Young Performer competition.
HOPING TO SHINE ... Rebekah Grace Summerhill is bidding to win the Young Performer competition.

TALENTED teenager Rebekah Grace Summerhill is bidding to become our Young Performer of the Year – but she’s already a star in her mum’s eyes.

The 13-year-old is in the running for honours in the Best of South Tyneside Awards in the category sponsored by Port of Tyne, and what a year it has been for the Harton Technology College pupil, from South Shields.

I am so proud of her in showing such determination and guts by going after what she wants to do and make a career out of it.

Karen Dixon, mum

She has already starred in the regional finals of the Talent Fest UK in two categories. She will compete in the contest’s final at Blackpool Winter Gardens on Sunday, September 27.

But she is also hoping success happens in our Young Performer competition, sponsored by Port of Tyne.

Her mum, Karen Dixon, said: “Rebekah has just turned 13 years old and has worked so hard with her music and acting talents.

“She has shown such maturity in handling herself and in attending various auditions, winning top roles already this year in musical productions at Newcastle Tyne Theatre and The Customs House.”

She has also been involved in the TeenStar contest,and mum Karen is so proud of a daughter who she describes as “a quiet sensitive girl who lives her days just wanting to sing and dance on stage”.

“She also works hard at school being in the top grade for all her subjects. I am so proud of her in showing such determination and guts by going after what she wants to do and make a career out of it.”

Rebekah will be one of a number of outstanding talents taking to the stage for the Young Performer finals. We will be featuring more of the finalists in the coming days.

Readers can book up for tickets to see them all in action.

Our finalists will get to perform at the Customs House in South Shields on Monday, April 27.

Three contestants from the night will be shortlisted and will perform again at the finale of the Pride of South Tyneside awards ceremony at the Quality Hotel, in Boldon, on Thursday, June 12.

The Young Performer night at the Customs House gets under way at 7pm on Monday, April 27. Tickets are on sale at £7 or £6 with concessions.

For tickets and details, contact the box office on (0191) 4278180.

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