Sydney Frodsham of McKinney was among the finalists to be honored at the William E. Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition on Dec. 8 in Waco.

Entering its 20th year, the competition, sponsored by Baylor University, is open to talented sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school.

Senior David Roorda of Richmond finished first while Sarah Clementine Mire, a junior from Wolfforth and Sarah Holevinski, a junior from Spring, finished second and third, respectively.

Other finalists included Skyler Dykes of Topeka, Kan., Nathaniel Eggen of Spring, Manasa Kanukurthy of Austin, Vineel Mahal of Friendswood, Victoria Minton of Crowley and Brandon Moore of Houston.

Encouragement Awards were given to Mahal and Shannon Murray of San Antonio. Manasa Kanukurthy was awarded the prize for Most Promising Sophomore.

Cash prizes consisted of $2,000, $1,500, and $1,000 for the top three performers and $100 prizes for each special award and all the finalists.

The William E. Schmidt Foundation supports ventures in the arts, education, and youth development. For more information about the Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition and its remaining competition dates, please visit