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.
Did you know that every blood donation can save up to three people?
GRB needs students to sign up for the blood drive to meet the goal of 100 donors!
The blood drive is tomorrow, March 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students can sign up with Mrs. Ferlito in room 115 and must fill out a permission slip. What a better way to start off spring break than by saving lives!
Speaking of spring break, Friday marks the first day of vacation. Students have Friday March 29 and won’t return to school until April 8.
Today and tomorrow are the last two days to sign up during lunch bells to be in “Bodley’s Got Talent,” the annual talent show put on by HOPE club. “Bodley’s Got Talent” will take place April 18 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Anyone can go and there are always wonderful acts!
This week is concert week! Today, is the band concert at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow is the orchestra concert also at 7:30 p.m. Good luck to both the band and orchestra in their concerts. They both work very hard and it should show in their performances.
There are limited spots left for the senior trip June 7 to Cedar Point! The price of the trip is $220, which includes the hotel, bus, Cedar Point passes, dinner and breakfast.
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