Dozens audition for The Valley

Dayton's CW The Valley auditions
Dayton's CW The Valley auditions. (Photo/Stephan Raab)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dozens gathered at Sinclair Community College to prove they have what it takes to star in a summer reality series.

The Valley, produced by Dayton’s CW, will follow five students after they embark on their life after high school.

Trying to impress the judges during Saturday’s auditions, some rapped, some spoke a different language, and some chose to bare their hearts.

Jordan Adams, is an aspiring actor who lost his mom when he was a freshman. She died of a brain aneurism.

“It’s gotten easier as I’ve grown up,” said Adams. “It’s easier to accept now. As you get older, you get more mature and you understand that’s how things have to work. But it is difficult every time I bring it up.”

He says the show is an opportunity for him to really tell his story.

Springboro senior Ally Lewber wants to pursue a career in the entertainment industry and sees the show as her foot in the door.

“I love singing, playing guitar, writing music,” said Lewber.

Students auditioning were proud to share their accomplishments.

“Just knowing I’ve made it this far is enough for me to be happy,” beamed Adams.

“If I was picked I would be very excited because I think it would be a great opportunity for me to share my life with the Miami Valley,” said Lewber.

While all are hopeful, only five will make it to star in The Valley. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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