July 29, 2014 9:37 AM

Idaho girl, 12, wins a chance to pursue her dream of being a ventriloquist

To win, McKenzie Ellis made a video of herself working with her puppet Tilly. The scholarship was awarded by "America's Got Talent" winner Terry Fator.


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Dana Oland is a former professional dancer and member of Actors Equity who writes about performing and visual arts for the Idaho Statesman. She also writes about food, wine, pets, jazz and other aspects of the good life in Boise.

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