We all have talents, some like to show theirs off and some become too embarrassed or nervous. Talent shows have always been the way individuals can showcase themselves whether they normally do or not. Getting out of your comfort zone is not always easy, but many learn they enjoy it once they do.
At Community High School, some stepped out of their comfort zone and showed a packed house their talents in Community's Got Talent. All proceeds gathered were put towards the Make a Wish foundation with over $1,000 being raised. Students and parents, together, put on an exceptional show and were hosted by Community's own Jesse Cooper, who was deemed, "the best Ryan Seacrest impersonator," and the lovely Lety Peņa. The night was filled with comedy and a relaxed atmosphere, except for the judges.
Carol Garrette, Amanda Lemmons and Rhonda Leverette were the judges throughout the night. Lemmons, speaking of the talent, said, "It was very torturous. The level of talent was so great that it was difficult to judge."
There were a variety of performances from dancing to singing acts to actual band performances. Algebra 5, which was a group of students who were aided by the drumming ability of Cliff Bowman, who is an Algebra teacher at Community, performed spectacularly. Neil Class ("neil" is Latin for no) also performed exceptionally as well. Third place was awarded to Aaron Gaines who danced an energetic version of Michael Jackson, second was given to Hannah Warrick whose voice was applauded as one of the best, and first was given to Ryan Poole and Seth Alexander. This duo harmonized on a Zach Brown Band song while Seth played the guitar for their performance. There was also a sixth grader, Amber Molder, who did a clogging routine and was the youngest to perform. Overall, most everyone present said the night was exceptional, fun, and memorable.
Talent certainly abounds, and the evidence is overwhelming among the Community area. The lesson has been learned that wherever you seek talent, it is sure to be found.
-- Drew Gibbs is a junior at Community High School.