February 8, 2011; Dayton, OH:

WBDT-TV is looking for their face of the station, Dayton’s CW Star.  Dayton’s CW has hosted two open auditions and narrowed down their candidates to 9 Finalists, who will each be in the running to become Dayton’s CW Star. There are 24 Semi-Finalists that have been chosen and are competing on via online votes for the 10th position. Voting started Monday, February 7th at 5pm and will conclude on February 20th at 11:59pm.

Once the top 10 Finalists are in place, there will be a variety of tasks from promotional events, online voting, blogging, and a make-over to help decide who will be the First Dayton’s CW Star!

We’re looking for someone to be the face of Dayton’s CW and represent the station on-air, online and in the community,” said Shasta Scarberry, WBDT-TV Brand Manager.  “We have a strong group of candidates and we are excited to see who will be our first Dayton’s CW Star!”

The CW Star will be employed part-time by WBDT-TV and be compensated with a $20,000 contract.

Top 9 Finalists

*Aimee Everman, 23- Dayton OH – Student at Wright State University

*Josh Weston, 27 – Fairborn, OH – Student at Wright State University

*Donald Stamper, 25- Dayton, OH

*Brittany Pencil, 21- Dayton, OH

*Emily Szink, 21- Jackson MI – Student at University of Dayton

*Ginger Hubbs, 37- Tipp City, OH

*Stephen McIntosh, 23- Cincinnati, OH

*Sherrie Portis, 28- Dayton, OH – Student at Wright State University

*Maha Kashani, 28- Dayton, OH

Top 24 Semi-Finalists

Cassidy Short, 26- Englewood, OH – Sinclair Community College

Mary DeMatteo, 22- Cincinnati, OH – Alumni of Wright State University

Kelli Lloyd, 19- Anna, OH – Student at Anna High School

Jenell Lewis, 26 – Union, OH – Student at Sinclair Community College

Ruthie Long, 25- Germantown, OH – Student at Sinclair Community College

Brandon Kunkle, 27- Fairborn, OH – Student at Wright State University

Ryan Vallo, 24- Vandalia, OH – Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music

Nicholas Youngerman, 19- Ludlow Falls, OH – Student at  Sinclair Community College

Samantha Stumler, 23- Dayton, OH – ITT Technical Institute

Christy Cowens, 44- Covington, OH

Hannah Wegmann, 23- Springboro, OH – Student at Wright State University

Virginia Hutchinson, 27- Kettering, OH – Fortis College

Melanie Gebert, 25- Beavercreek, OH

Alpna Sharma, 23 Beavercreek, OH – Student at Wright State University

Katy Russell, 23- Cedarville, OH – Student Cedarville University

Ashley Blackburn, 26- Dayton, OH – Student at Wright State University

Lauren Rau, 29- Centerville, OH

Kathryn Day, 29- Dayton, OH – Sinclair Community College

Franklin McClain, 31- Fairborn, OH – Student at International College of Broadcasting

Davon Clark, 34 – Englewood, OH – Student at Sinclair Community College

Tyler Lukacs, 22- Beavercreek, OH – Student at Sinclair Community College

Terry Matthews, 29 Dayton, OH

Jordan Kendell, 18 Covington, OH – Student at Covington High School

Jody Coleman, 32- Dayton, OH

To view videos of the Finalists and Semi-Finalists visit and click on the link for the contest.