Talent show impresses once again
April 29, 2011 • Sarah Williams, Staff Writer
Filed under News
Every year, Howell High School’s Leadership class puts on a talent show, showcasing students’ talents to the school. This year Michelle Wright was the person running the show along with Leadership co-chairperson, Juli Evely. The talent show was on Tuesday, April 20, and held in the high school auditorium as an assembly to a packed house.
There were eight official acts and two special-guest acts but only three placing acts. The first place act received a 200 dollar cash prize, the second place act 100 dollars, and the third place act 50 dollars.
The first place act was the band KikRdi 3rd, with members Tyler Schnute, Justin Brandt, Dan Hannah, and Amy Henton. They started the band recently and two days before the talent show, added their final member, Henton.
They wrote their own version of the song Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls. “Most of it was just improvising. We didn’t actually play from written music,” Henton said.
As much as they don’t want to end the band, it will have to end soon due to everyone’s future plans and Henton’s plan to go to school in Chicago next year. “We want to shout out to Bruce and the tech team, because we put them through so much stress during the show,” Henton said.
Second place was awarded Ilea Novak, one of the two baton twirlers in the marching band, and third place went to Chris Pasko for his dance to Power by Kanye West.