Calhoun City Schools hosted the first Calhoun City’s Got Talent show that showcased the talents of elementary through high school students.
The event featured 27-group and single acts. The favorites, among many students in the crowd, included Miley Cyrus songs and dance, songs from the musical “Wicked” and classical sounds from the piano.
Michelle Knight, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning with Calhoun City Schools, helped organize the first annual event.
“Many of the students had never performed before an audience so we were especially proud of their courage and desire to participate,” Knight said. “Approximately 60 acts auditioned for the show.”
The first-time event was a success, organizers said.
“We hope to make this an annual event to celebrate the outstanding talent within our student body,” Knight said. “Many of these were group acts, so we actually had more than 100 students involved in the process.”
The talent show also showcased the accomplishments of the athletes, clubs and organizations of Calhoun High.
“The entire day was dedicated to honoring the wonderful accomplishments of Calhoun City students, so it included in the show video clips of the State Champion competition, cheerleaders, state runner up Yellow Jacket football team, superior ranked CHS marching Yellow Jacket Band and award winning Men’s Quartet,” Knight said.
One of the most special aspects of the show was that students operated it, Taylor said.
Sophomore Trevor Gregory of Calhoun High served as the Master of Ceremonies, and many other students worked as stage crew, sound and music operators. The stage and music crew were Katie Marshall, Lauren Brindle, Hannah Mathis, Hannah Knight, Anna Taylor and Joseph Taylor.
Teachers Dani Plunkett and Mary Ellen McCall of Calhoun Middle School also helped organize the event. All of the proceeds will help support the Community Education program for students.