Saturday, May 12, 2012

Local College Holds Talent Show, Funds Scholarship

By: Alex Sarabia, STC Starr County Campus Adjunct Psychology Instructor and Psychology Club Advisor
The STC Starr County Campus Psychology Club hosted its first “Starr County’s Got Talent!” talent show in mid-April at the campus Auditorium. The event was open for STC faculty, staff, and students, as well as to the community. More than 180 people attended the talent show and about $500 was fundraised from the participation and admission fees. The money will be used to contribute to the $1,000 Psychology Club Scholarship that will be awarded to an STC graduate this May.

The first place winner and recipient of $100 was the “Knights Dance Krew (KDK)” from F.J. Scott Elementary in Roma, Texas.  Second place and $75 was given to dancers Jonathan Cruz and April Salinas from Roma High School.  Krystal Morales from La Grulla Middle School (Rio Grande CISD), who sang “In the Arms of an Angel,” won third place and $50. Contestants showcased a variety of talents, from singing and dancing, to performing magic and playing musical instruments.  The main purpose of the event was to showcase the talent Starr County has, entertain the community, and raise money for the STC Psychology Club Scholarship.

The organizers of the event were STC psychology instructors and Psychology Club advisors Eli Sarabia and Alex Sarabia, along with the Psychology Club.  The Master of Ceremonies was Alex Sarabia, and judges included Rose Benavidez, vice chair of STC’s board of Trustees; Giselle Villarreal, editor and owner of Socialife Starr Magazine; Marcie de la Cruz, STC sociology instructor; Scott Cowin, STC history instructor; and Elizabeth Lopez and Luis Banda, representing STC’s Student Activities Office.

Photo caption:
The first place winner of the STC Starr County Campus Psychology Club’s “Starr County’s Got Talent!” event, the “Knights Dance Krew (KDK)” from F.J. Scott Elementary in Roma, Texas.

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