First “BRTC’s Got Talent” Competition Held

Cierra Wrench of Imboden won first place in the first “BRTC’s Got Talent” competition held last week.  She topped the 38 contestants with her performance of “Bist Du Bei Mir” and was awarded the $500 top prize.

The competition consisted of students from the Pocahontas and Paragould campuses as well as the concurrent program.

Receiving 2nd place and $250 was Gregory King of Pocahontas who sang an original song.  Kimberly Lovelady and Brad Harp of Walnut Ridge won 3rd place and $100 by singing “Love Song.”

The event, co-sponsored by BRTC’s English Club and Student Government Association (SGA), was a fundraiser for the student organizations in addition to promoting student engagement, according to Lisa Inman, English Club sponsor.  The event netted $635.

Talents included skits, comedy routines, dancing, singing, and instrumental solos.

Judges were Dr. Roger Johnson, VP for General Education, Rachel Koons, social science instructor, Ramonda Housh, Director of Nursing, and Kelly Grooms, fine arts instructor.

Admission was free for students with an ID and $3 for general admission.  SGA provided free snacks during intermission, and door prizes were given away during the evening.

“The event was a great success,” said Inman.  “The house was packed and all feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.  We look forward to holding another BRTC’s Got Talent next year.”