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GRB holds annual Bodley’s Got Talent show

2013 Bodley’s Got Talent award winners include G. Ray Bodley High School students: Neal Burke, Audience Favorite Award for his song “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” (kneeling, left); Alex LaRock, Most Unique Award for her “Cup Song” performance (standing, third from right); Shakeemah Hordge and Erica Perwitz, Gave It Their All Award for their song “Daddy’s Little Girl” (standing, far right pair); Angela Paul and Ashley Grey captured third place for their Irish step dance (standing, second and third from left); Justin Purtell, captured second place for his guitar performance of an original song he wrote (kneeling, right); and capturing first place was Julia Fisch for her graceful, athletic and artistic original dance to “Brandenburg” by Black Violin.
2013 Bodley’s Got Talent award winners include G. Ray Bodley High School students: Neal Burke, Audience Favorite Award for his song “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” (kneeling, left); Alex LaRock, Most Unique Award for her “Cup Song” performance (standing, third from right); Shakeemah Hordge and Erica Perwitz, Gave It Their All Award for their song “Daddy’s Little Girl” (standing, far right pair); Angela Paul and Ashley Grey captured third place for their Irish step dance (standing, second and third from left); Justin Purtell, captured second place for his guitar performance of an original song (kneeling, right); and capturing first place was Julia Fisch for her graceful, athletic and artistic original dance to “Brandenburg” by Black Violin.

G. Ray Bodley High School students and staff have talent and they are 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 Beth Lazarek, Jennifer Reese, and 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.

The HOPE 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.

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