StuCo hosts annual Talent Show

Northwest showcased their abilities in the annual StuCo Talent Show on Feb. 24.

StuCo representatives judged the Jan. 12 auditions to decide which acts were going to become part of the final show.

“The auditions probably had about 16 acts and they had to play their whole piece, not just a sample,” senior Adam Zoellner, chairperson for the talent show, said. “It all went very well.”

A total of 14 acts were in the final show. The performances were varied, ranging from a piano piece played by senior Aaron Thornburg to Japanese singing by senior Steph Wood.

StuCo also coordinated with Thespian Troupe 888 to set up the auditorium. They prepared the auditorium audio, lighting and the stage directions to make the talent show a smooth experience.

The money raised through the talent show will be put towards the Club Scholarship fund. StuCo created this fund to aid NW clubs by providing financial support.

“A scholarship application is open to every club in Northwest that needs financial help,” StuCo sponsor Sarah Dent said. “Three clubs applied, and the $661 raised plus some money from the StuCo budget, totaling to around $1000, will be split among the clubs based on financial need.”

The show this year was different than the previous year in one major way: the show wasn’t a competition. Everyone played their pieces to the audience, there was no judging involved.

“We decided not to do placing this year,” Zoellner said. “ wasn’t a contest, it was more of a show displaying the special talents of Northwest.”

The night of the show, a snowstorm began and caused trouble for people who wanted to go. Many people were not able to make it because of the road conditions.

“Last year’s talent show raised $3000 compared to this year’s $661, so the snowstorm definitely affected the turnout,” Dent said. “It’s just so neat to see the variety of talent in the student body. The talent show displays the unique and amazing ability of the NW students.”

By Michael Griffin
Photo by Sara Dean