by Hannah Myers and Dayna Woodruff, photo editor and staff writer
Students from Saegertown High School and Cambridge Springs High School had the opportunity to display their talents in two variety shows. On Nov. 17, CSHS held the show with a total of 17 acts, which featured singing, dancing, martial arts, guitar and piano. The show came to SHS on Dec. 1 and involved 13 acts. Both shows were sponsored by Cambridge Springs History Day Club and The Panther Press.
Saegertown freshman Autumn Atkins opened the Saegertown show with her rendition of “Fireflies” by Owl City. Next up was the second place winner, Cambridge junior Logan Bill, who played his original composition on the piano. Cambridge students Addison Lundin and Kristina Carico dazzled the audience with a cover of “Here Comes a Thought” from the television show “Steven Universe,” despite the technical difficulties during the act. Elizabeth Adolphson then joined Kristina Carico on stage to sing “Secondary Characters” from the musical “A Title Show.”
Breaking up the musical acts, Cambridge student Sawyer Yasenchak wowed the crowd with his martial arts skills. Saegertown junior Madison Morgan showed her vocal and acting talent by singing “Nothing” from the musical “A Chorus Line.” Saegertown senior Quaid Ross then took the stage to perform an original song “Today.” A highlight of the evening followed when The Barbershop Boys (Saegertown sophomores Aaron Brown, Oliver Smith, Carson Jones, and Josh McWright) sang an acapella version of “For the Longest Time” by Billy Joel that brought down the house. The final act was Cambridge student Meagan Myers, who closed the show with a sweet version of “Stand by Me” by Ben King.
The first place winners of the December show were the Barbershop Boys. Pianist Logan Bill received second place while singer Jane Hetrick took third. Kristina Carico and Elizabeth Adolphson claimed an honorable mention. It is hoped that the combined variety show will become an annual event. “I would be in the show again, and try to be a two-time champion,” Aaron Brown said.