Talents fills the Ballroom for annual MSC show

Rebecca Filipski, Correspondent

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Entertainment filled the Wilkes University Ballroom as the Multicultural Student Coalition hosted its annual talent show.

MSC Talent Show was held 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Henry Student Center Ballroom. Students at Wilkes University showcased a variety of talents consisting of singing, dancing, baton twirling and playing a musical instrument.

It is an event that the club does every year to showcase talent through diversity. Twenty-two students participated in the talent show this year.

Erica Acosta, the adviser of MSC, was one of the judges for the talent show. She explained the importance of the event.

“We all come in one room to display talents and it did not matter what diversity you were,” Acosta said. “Everyone came in and showcased their talents and everyone had a great time, and hopefully next year more people will come out next year and display more talents.

She said that the participants auditioned for the talent show but it was still a volunteer-based event.

After the students showcased their talents, the judges went into the Hiscox Room and tallied up all of the scores.

“Each individual was scored 1-5 and whoever had the highest number made the top five,” Acosta said.

Macey Mcguire, Doug Cowley, Channel 4 News Team, Vanessa and Company, and Pamela Delgado made the top five.

The top five were picked and the crowd screamed and shouted for the top three winners. First place was awarded $300, second place $200 and third place $100. Vanessa and Company placed first, Pamela Delgado placed second and Channel 4 News Team placed third.

Vanessa and Company was a group of four dancers: Vanessa Ejiofor, Adoma Yeboah, Arienne Callender and Erica Chambers. They danced to a mix of songs that had to do with the group’s ethnicities.

“We all have African and Jamaican background so our song choices came from that,” Yeboah said.

The dancers said that they were inspired to do their dance for the talent show because they wanted to show their talent and do something different.

Jaleel Sterling, president of the MSC, was the host of the show. The senior was hosting his final talent show. He says that the talent show was a good way to promote the MSC club.

“Hosting the talent show was a good way to meet people and for people to have an extra activity,” Sterling said. “I had a great time hosting and next year instead of being on stage I am going to be sitting in the audience watching everyone showing off their talents.”

For more information on the MSC club contact Acosta at erica.acosta@wilkes.edu.

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