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Students shine in sixth annual WVCS Has Talent, hosted by the sophomore class at West Valley Central School

SING A HAPPY SONG — Bryan Hansen, Kelsi Belz and Julianna Belz sang a song for the talent show.

WEST VALLEY — West Valley Central School held “WVCS Has Talent,” the school’s sixth annual talent show, hosted by the sophomore class, on March 21. The competition featured the 20 finalists from auditions held earlier in the month, in which many students from all grade levels participated. A pre-show dinner was also included.

In the grades five-eight age group, the winners were: Sylvia Ford-Grover in first place, for singing and performing to “The Cup Song;”second place to Caitlyn Cizdziel, for singing “Telescope” and a third-place tie between Rena Riley, for dancing to “Get Up” and Josh Howe, for singing and playing the piano to “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.”

Austin Wierzba

In the ninth-12th-grade group, winners were: Austin Wierzba in first place, for singing and performing on guitar to “Here Without You;” second place to Ashley Przywara, for singing “In Your Arms” and a tie for third-place between Kelsi Belz singing “The Climb,” in tribute to her grandparents and Courtney Walters with spoken word, “If I Should Have A Sister.”

Spencer Powell, a WVCS 2011 graduate, visited recently and spoke about the show and how much it meant to him, as a performer and former student. Organizers Connie Jo Kazmierczak and Polly McCauley said that they were pleased with the event’s success and that they “hope this event will continue to inspire all our students and allow our community to watch, as their talents grow.”


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