By: Kylee Smith, Contributing Writer
Every year, the Chester Boren Middle School Student Council hosts a talent show for their students.
The Student Council promoted signing up for the talent show at their morning assemblies. There were eighteen participants performing in the talent show. There were cash prizes for the top three winners of the talent show.
Mrs. Kim Gramke, sixth grade math teacher, and Mrs. Megan Jones, sixth grade writing teacher, have been Student Council sponsors for five years. Mrs. Cassie Carrico, eighth grade math teacher, has been a part of their team for three years. “CBMS has so many talented students who wouldn’t have any other way to showcase their gifts to their peers, so the CBMS talent show was born,” said Jones.
Tryouts were held a week before the show. Students must have their entire act planned out, including music and choreography. Sponsors reached out to community members to judge the event. Judges consisted of Brad Pag, a Centralia business owner and Nashville recording artist; Connor Hardman, a worship leader at Friendship Christain Church and Centralia Police Officer, David Davenport.
The first place winner was Kassena Ridgel playing the Ukulele and singing, The House that Built Me, by Miranda Lambert. The second place winner was Claudia Lancaster playing Softly Whisper on the piano. The third place winners and peoples choice were Logan Dawson and Natalie Kropf, dancing to Gangnam Style and Whip/Nae Nae. The people's choice was determined by the students cheering and voting.