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Vocalist Trenton Durham and rock band Negative 3 took top honors at the Denver Days talent show Sept. 13 at Salem United Methodist Church.

Trenton, 14, sang “You Raise Me Up,” by Josh Groban, winning the vocal category for ages 13-16. Trenton had the highest overall individual performer score.

Negative 3 won first place in the vocal group category. The group performed an original song. The members include Tyler Bryant,16, lead guitarist and singer; John Muhlbach, 15, drummer; and J.J. Nadreau, 16, bass guitar.

Trenton and Negative 3 won a Top Performer trophy, a cash prize and an invitation to sing during the Denver Days Fall Festival, Sept. 24 -27.

In the nonperformance category, Brenda Preston took top honors for her original poem, “The Lord's Masterpiece.”

Heather Hybarger was named the “People's Choice” performer. She sang “Reflection” from the movie “Mulan.”

Other winners included:

Shaelyn Griffin, 5, sang “Press On,” won first-place vocalist for age 7 and under.

Abigail Frazier, 8, danced to “Show Off,” won first place in the individual dance category for ages 8-10.

Brandi Alden, 8, sang “Popular” from the show “Wicked,” won first-place vocalist for ages 8-10.

Cici Jansen, 11, sang “Should've Said No” by Taylor Swift, won first-place vocalist for ages 11-12.

Donnie Sigmon,17, played a piano excerpt from “Final Fantasy X,” won first-place musician for ages 17 and above.

Matthew Innocenti, 10, Taylor Gastineau,10, and Mikayla Lockman, 9, won first place in the group dance category for ages 8-10.

Tiffany R. Leonard