By Kevin Curley
Monday, Nov. 28, 2011
Holland College students can sing, dance, juggle or eat 100 hotdogs with the hopes of winning $1,000 in the new HC Got Talent contest.
Students are auditioning all this week in the lecture theatre in hopes of being in the finale Dec. 7 at the newly opened Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown.
Donna Sutton, Registrar at Holland College, says the idea came out of a conversation she and Student Life Coordinator Mandy O’Connell had earlier in the fall.
“We noticed we have a full slate of athletic events but nothing to showcase other talents.”
It’s important to support our students academically, athletically and in extracurriculars, said Sutton.
“It’s a chance for a star to be born, gives a lucky student some money and generates school spirit.”
Twenty-eight students performed over three audition sessions over the past Nov. 28 – 29, with 12 to be selected for the finale, said Sutton.
“We had students from Georgetown, Alberton, tourism, culinary and the Prince of Wales Campus.”
Mandy O’Connell, Student Life Coordinator for the Holland College Student Union, has taken the duties of organizing the event.
She is amazed by the level of talent she has seen so far.
“It’s been eye-opening, I wasn’t aware there was this much talent in our hallways. I’ve heard such big voices coming from such small people.”
Jessica Wakelin, president of the Student Union, was chosen to be one of the judges as a student representative.
She will be judging the finals held in the Community Engagement Centre, said Wakelin.
“It goes to show you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, there have been a lot of good singers and I look forward to seeing how the event unfolds.”
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