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September 25, 2018

Hannibal High School Students Showcase Talent


Vocal performances, comedy acts, dance routines, laughter and applause highlighted Hannibal High School’s recent talent show.

Hannibal High School students Zach Hartranft and Logan Scott square off in their thumb war skit, “The Match of the Century,” during the annual talent show.

Hannibal High School students Zach Hartranft and Logan Scott square off in their thumb war skit, “The Match of the Century,” during the annual talent show.

Hundreds of students, teachers and community members filled the high school auditorium for the annual event, which served as a fundraiser for the senior class trip to Boston.

In addition to raising money, the show also provided an opportunity for a diverse group of students to display their talents.

For the students who took the stage, the event wasn’t about winning the judges over by scoring the most points; rather it was focused on keeping the audience entertained.

Hannibal’s annual talent show featured a glow dance routine by Courtney Battist, Ashley Carr, Kelsey Blainey and Catrina Deveney. Three of the performers are pictured as they dance to “Uptown Funk.”

Hannibal’s annual talent show featured a glow dance routine by Courtney Battist, Ashley Carr, Kelsey Blainey and Catrina Deveney. Three of the performers are pictured as they dance to “Uptown Funk.”

Judges John Manion, Nikki Erkan, Brooke Fingland and Patrick Earley added to the entertainment value through their commentary and nonscientific scoring methods.

“The judges don’t choose a winner … they make up their own scoring rules and they just have fun,” said teacher Deb Doran. “It’s just a fun fundraising night.”

The show lived up to the fun expectations, with each act receiving a loud ovation from the audience.

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