BY SALKEAL TILLERY ON DECEMBER 17, 2014
The symposium for Project Connect is drawing ever closer, and with its arrival seniors will have to show the progress they made with their final projects. For some seniors, they will build something or show results of the research they conducted for the past few months. For others, such as seniors Beatris Mosca and Hope Gibson, they wish to do something different that will involve not only themselves but others.
“I’m doing the talent show for project connect,” Mosca said. “I originally wanted to do something with music but the idea eventually turned into the talent show.”
Mosca’s senior project will be a talent show that will feature Rose students. Tryouts for the show were Dec. 9,11 and 12. The show was judged by Mosca, senior Caroline Anderson, senior Hope Gibson and some of the chorus students also helped.
“I was going to sing in the show but I decided to help Beatrice judge,” Ellis said. “It should be fun, I can’t wait to see some amazing talent.”
The talent show has evolved over the past few weeks, incorporating new ideas and methods for how to carry out the project. Things like ticket price and finding participants for the actual show, are still not final; however, Mosca is hard at work coming up with ideas and assigning roles.
“Sign-up will be at the door, so as long as people know about it they can come,” Mosca said.
Since it was not required to sign up before going, many people came out of curiosity only to participate in tryouts themselves. One of the participants even admitted to finding out about the event the day before tryouts and preparing a routine the best way he could.
“I’ve been practicing for the past week and this week for the show,” senior Robert Spain said.
A select few on the other hand, such as Spain have been practicing for the past few weeks to prepare for tryouts. There was a lot variety in talent ranging from singing to comedy.
“It was really good for the first day, we had nine people tryout but it seemed like others were a bit nervous,” Mosca said.
Although there was a large turnout for the tryouts, students were nervous to tryout and wanted more time to practice. In the end more people showed up and auditioned on the second and third day.
The people who make it through tryouts will be able to participate in the final show on either Jan. 6 and Jan. 7 and win a prize. The prices to get into the show vary from student to non student. Students will be charged two dollars to get in and non students will be charged four dollars. The talent show tryouts were a chance for students who wanted to show off to get their chance in the spotlight as well as helping out a few seniors with their final projects.