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Kendall students, alumni shine during talent show

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 12 February 2018 at 7:32 am

Photos by Kristina Gabalski

KENDALL – Ryan Barrett and Hanna Hofstra sang their way to the “Most Colorful” Award for their animated performance of “A Whole New World” in the Jr./Sr. High Acts division.

It was a night of song, dance and comedy Friday evening at Kendall Central Jr./Sr. High School as the Kendall Central chapter of AFS and the Class of 2020 hosted the annual Kendall’s Got Talent program.

Kendall students and alumni performed. The most memorable acts received “Paper Plate Awards.”

Two Kendall graduates Bethanie Mason (Class of 2001) and Kaitlyn Curtis (Class of 2008) served as judges for the event. They also performed. Mason is now a Kendall Central school nurse and Curtis teaches math at Kendall Central.

The first alumni act featured Cody and Carley Lester (Class of 2010 and Class of 2015) performing, “The House that Built Me.”

Elementary students Jonny Conte, Nicholas Cole, Aidan Kwiatkowski, Vinnie D’Agostino, C.J. D’Agostino, Brooke Rodas and Brady Werth (not in order shown) performed a skit satirizing Olympic synchronized swimming. The blue tarp served to mimic pool water. The ensemble received the “Most Colorful” Award in the Elementary Acts category.

Irelynn Maloney and Alivia May received the “Star Quality” Award in the Elementary division for their performance of “Fly.”

Caleb Henion and Megan Hardenbrook joined forces to sing “Somewhere Only We Know.”

Elementary students Amberlyn Pruner and Lana Strapp danced their way across the stage.

Emily Brundage received the “Out of This World Performance” Award in the Elementary division for her rendition of “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.”

Michela Hanlon and Kierstyn Christensen took home the “Star Quality” Award in the Jr./Sr. High Acts division for their dance performance.

Brothers Eric and Kirk Warren were awarded the “Out of This World Performance” in the Jr./Sr. High Act division for their hilarious “Who’s on First?” skit.

Brandi Stephens sings “Lost Boy” in the Jr./Sr. High Acts division.

The evening wrapped up with a performance by the AFS 2018 Crew who helped make the evening such a success. This year’s AFS advisors are Mirjam Bauer and Katie Driesel.

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