Students showcase their talent


Myah Runyan , Student Life Writer

A group of students participated in the 3rd annual Chapel Hill’s Got Talent show on Friday, Jan 26. High school contestants  Hannah Ritchie, performed a cover of “Something in the Water” by Carrie Underwood, Samantha Sibal performed a cover of the song “All I Want” by Kodaline, Savannah Linville performed her original song “Fly”, Hailey Ray and N’Kima Browning danced a hip-hop routine to “Sorry not Sorry” remix, Zoe Carnes did a poetry reading to “You are Loved” and Kendale Johnson sang a “Stevie Wonder” mash-up. Middle school students Savannah Hardee did a slam poetry and Bryce Gilpin performed ventriloquist act.

Elementary contestants from Kissam, Wise and Jackson consisted of Skye Figueroa who danced to Cheap Thrills, Jeremias Rivera who sang “Hills and Valleys” by Tauren Wells, Jonathan Rivera who sang “What Can I Do” by Tye Tribbett, Ella Walton and Katelyn Chavez who did a skit called “I’m Not Going To Write A Monologue”, Julie Smith and Adysen Trout who performed a skit called “No Frills Airlines”, Destiny Schmidt, Jenna Clements, Trevor Brooks, Carlos Martinez, Elexia Calico, Airam Mendez who danced to “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” by Pentatonix and Illaysha McGregor who sang “Rise Up” by Andra Day.

Walton and  Chavez won 1st place for Wise elementary school by doing a skit called “I’m Not Going to Write a Monologue”. McGregor won 1st place for Jackson Elementary for her performance of singing “Rise Up” by Andra Day. Jonathan Rivera won 1st place for Kissam for his performance of “What Can I Do” by Tye Tribbett. Gilpin won 1st place for middle school with his ventriloquist act. Carnes took 1st place for her poetry reading to “You are Loved” and finally Kendale Johnson steals the show and takes 1st place overall for his “Stevie Wonder” mash-up.