Students, faculty and community members attended the 2015 Bodley’s Got Talent at G. Ray Bodley High School recently.
The event is only possibly through the efforts of the HOPE Club (Helping Other People Everywhere) at the school.
According to club adviser Catherine Cronk, more than $1,500 was raised this year for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Volunteers for Peace.
Mykenzie Finch once again took first place with “At Last” by Etta James.
Second place was taken by Keysha Rojas who performed “Broken Hearted” by Karmin.
Third place was awarded to Erica Perwitz and Shakeemah Hordge who sang a duet of “Jar of Hearts” by Christina Perri.
Other awards presented were “Audience Favorite” to Alex LaRock who performed “Chandelier” by Sia, “Gave It Their All” to Zoe Bolio who sang “America’s Sweethearts” by Fall Out Boy and “Most Unique Style” to Tatyana Hoyt who sang “God Bless the Broken Road” a capella by Rascal Flatts.
When asked why she decided to sing a capella, Hoyt said, “I looked up to the people I know and trust and they told me that I could sing without music.”
The candidates were judged on characteristics such as creativity and stage presence by special education teacher Karen Behan, German teacher Carmen Ruggio and physical education teacher Craig Halladay.
Perhaps the most popular act was by GRB math teacher Shane Lacey and his two sons who sang and danced to the song “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani.
Lacey puts on a humorous performance every year and the audiences are never disappointed.
Wal-Mart, the YMCA, Pizza Hut, Wendy’s, Blue Moon Grill, Mimi’s Drive In, B&T Sports & Trophies, Kathy’s Cakes, and Lakeside Hair Designers all graciously donated to Bodley’s Got Talent this year.