Lee's Summit R-7 School District

Summit Ridge Academy students to be featured in Teen Fringe Festival

Jette Williams, Max James and Miles James, all students at Summit Ridge Academy, were recently selected to perform at the Teen Fringe Festival, scheduled for July in Kansas City.

Jette’s artwork will be displayed July 19-30 at Kansas City Young Audiences during the festival. Metal Roach, a band including twin brothers Max and Miles, will perform from 7:30 to 8 p.m. July 20 at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art as the opening act for the Teen Festival. The band will also perform from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 21 at Kansas City Young Audiences. The students will be competing with other musicians, and the band with the largest crowd will be selected to perform at the Fringe finale. Metal Roach, which formed in 2016, is a heavy metal band that has appeared on the main stage at the Lee’s Summit Oktoberfest as well as appearing at Kansas City’s Riot Room.

The three students were recommended for the Teen Fringe Festival by Kim Blevins, their teacher at Summit Ridge Academy.

Summit Ridge Academy Students

Artwork by Jette Williams