G. Ray Bodley High School students and staff have talent and their not afraid to show it.
Nineteen acts took center stage in the school’s annual Bodley’s Got Talent show. Similar to the hit television show, America’s Got Talent, GRB’s showcase featured a diverse blend of performances that included bands, solo musicians, dancers, martial artists, and more.
Teachers Mrs. Beth Lazarek, Mrs. Jennifer Reese, and Mr. Fred Kent served as judges for the showcase, presenting a first, second and third place award at the show’s conclusion.
Capturing the third place award was the Irish step dance duo of Angela Paul and Ashley Grey; honored with the second place award was guitar soloist Justin Purtell; and capturing first place was Julia Fisch who performed a graceful, athletic, and artistic dance for the audience.
In addition, the following special recognition awards were presented: Audience Favorite Award to Neal Burke for his rendition of “I Just Can’t Wait to be King;” Most Unique Act to Alex LaRock for her “Cup Song” performance; and a Gave It Their All Award to the duo of Shakeemah Hordge and Eric Perwitz for their performance of “Daddy’s Little Girl” by Frankie J.
HOPE Club (Helping Other People Everyone Club) sponsored this year’s Bodley’s Got Talent, donating all proceeds from the event to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and Hope for Ariang.
Audience members learned about these benefactors during the showcase’s intermission.