By Rick Haase, Sun News | August 9, 2012 |


 TEEN IDOL — Valerie Polinko, 14, a sophomore at Holy Name High School, was recently the winner of the “Teen Idol” competition in Garretsville.

Polinko has performed with the Singing Angels for the past four years. In her travels with the group, she has performed at the White House, and the 9/11 memorial and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

She is a member of Holy Name’s mixed choir, and also sings in the teen choir at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church on Ridge Road.

She has previously competed in Broadview Heights’ Got Talent, Breckville’s Entertainer of the Year, and Parma Idol, held each June during the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce Rib-n-Rock.

Polinko will sing from 2:30-3 p.m. Aug. 25 at North Royalton Home Days.

According to her mother, Yvonne, next year Valerie hopes to audition for “The Voice” as well as “American Idol.”