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PNW’s Got Talent

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Dwayne Hunter, junior business entrepreneurship major, demonstrates talent with his drums.

Dwayne Hunter, junior business entrepreneurship major, demonstrates talent with his drums.

Brandon Gargano

Brandon Gargano

Dwayne Hunter, junior business entrepreneurship major, demonstrates talent with his drums.

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Students won trophies and free recording studio time in the ninth annual PNW’s Got Talent held on Nov. 28 in Alumni Hall.

Sponsored by Thunderclap Recording Studio, the event was organized by Amanda Schacht, director of student life and Cody Dallas, student life coordinator.

At the event, the three professional judges were Charlie Misovye, theater director and producer who works at Theatre at the Center, Carol Moore, president of the Laughing Cat Productions film company, and Pamela Riesmeyer, former WMAQ radio news anchor.

Schacht said the event had a good turnout and that she was impressed by the students who auditioned.

After critiques, the judges selected dancer Alexandra Logan, sophomore elementary education major, and singers Jane Davis-Bey, senior elementary education major and Anna Marie Gianni-Biggs, senior communication major, as the winners.

Logan placed first in the competition and was awarded two hours of recording time by John Carpenter at Thunderclap Recording Studio; however, because Logan was not a singer, the judges awarded runner-up Davis-Bey with the recording studio time. Schacht said they are working with Logan to determine a prize that is suitable for her performance.

Schacht said the competition is beneficial for students who want to showcase their talent.

“Incorporating opportunities for students to showcase talents and skills is important because we are able to feature our own students,” Schacht said. “By offering this type of event to the students, we get to learn more about the talents that our students have.”

Schacht said she hopes for the 10th annual event and feels that there are more students who want to audition and perform.

“We know that there are students who have various talents on campus and we would love to see them displayed at our event,” Schacht said.

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George Romero, senior business management major, performs
a piano melody in PNW’s Got Talent.

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