Talent review unifies students


Dennis Gosnell, assignment editor

The second annual Rose Talent Review will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Atkinson Theatre.

“[It is] an opportunity for students to showcase their talents,” Kirby Harzman, coordinator, student activities said.

There’s still a chance to be heard and seen

Open auditions closed Feb. 2. However, auditions are still available by appointment through Feb 7. There is nothing specific that the audition judges are looking for, the only qualification students need is to be enrolled in the spring semester.

“We had a variety last year, a pretty diverse group of talents,” Harzman said.

Last year, the number one winner was a Polynesian dance group. “They wore the traditional skirts and beautiful headdresses,” Emily Fisher, assistant coordinator, student activities, said, “They were awesome.”

If you win you get scholarship money

Student Activities is giving participants who win up to $500 in scholarship money. The talent show will include first, second, third, and the people’s choice awards. The first place prize is $500, second place prize is $300, third place prize is $200, and the people’s choice prize will be $100.

“The way participants [will] place is by a panel of judges judging competitors stage appearance, originality, personality, audience response and overall performance,” Harzman said.

She also said that judges have yet to be selected for the competition.

Importance of the competition

Competitions like this help bring students, faculty, and staff together to create a positive school environment.

Jondi Dyer, audio engineering major, will be reciting his poetry in this year’s Talent Review. “This is a great outlet for people,” Dyer said, “I think they should do it more often.”

“I like to sing so I auditioned for the talent show to see if I could make it into the competition,” Jatalia Lopez, pre-education major said, “If I won, it’d mean a lot and prove to me that I can do something I set my mind to accomplish.”

The review serves not only as a friendly competition, but also as a way to help the RSC community reinforce solidarity and unification.

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