PCS juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for the Walker's Rising Stars competition. The program helps students hone their audition, portfolio and performance skills. Students who participate in Walker’s Rising Stars compete for college scholarships up to $5,000 in six categories: Culinary Arts, Dance, Instrumental, Theater, Visual Arts and Vocal Performance. The Walker’s Rising Stars Scholarship Competition is funded by the Pinellas Education Foundation and noted Bay Area neurosurgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Walker. Students interested in competing in any of the fields, except culinary arts, can learn more and apply on the Pinellas Education Foundation website. If you would like information about the culinary competition, please contact the Ryan Wells Foundation. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Oct. 7.