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Waynesboro Area Middle School was alive with the sound of music

April 19, 2013
  • Contestants for the fourth annual "Waynesboro You Have Talent" talent show are from left, front row: Allison Monn, Brittany Baker, Annie Slemmer, Kristy Barkdoll, Presley Hanosek, Lilly Eberhardt, Allison Sawicki, Kate Harbaugh and Erin Peck. Back row: Emily Horton, Megan Painter, Lindsay Frey, Kayla Bonner, Emily Johnson, Andy Barkdoll, Ellie Rush, Rena Musser, Kayla Peck and Kara Peck.
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WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Waynesboro Area Middle School came alive with music last Saturday night.

Waynesboro Communities That Care (CTC) hosted the fourth annual Waynesboro “You Have Talent” talent show and 19 contestants sang and danced for the audience.

Four dance groups performed, including one solo dance act, and seven singers took the stage. Music ranged from ballet numbers to One Direction songs.

Participants were judged in four categories: Grades kindergarten through five, grades five through eight, and grades nine through 12 for individuals; and a group category for other performances.

Kristy Barkdoll took home first place and Allison Sawicki scored second place in the kindergarten through fifth division.

Andy Barkdoll won first place, Rena Musser took home second place and Ellie Rush received third place in the grades five through eight category.

Emily Johnson scored first place in grades nine through 12.

Group winners were: Lindsay Frey, Megan Painter and Emily Horton with first place; “Double Trouble,” Brittany Baker and Annie Slemmer with second place; and Presley Hanosek and Lilly Eberhardt with third place.

For the fourth year in a row, the show was directed by Angela Austin, who takes on the responsibility of auditions and planning the event.

“I think it’s a great opportunity to let the children know how special they can be,” Austin said in a news release. “I really do it for them.”

The event was important to the late Marilyn Smith, who presided over Waynesboro CTC for years.

“It’s nice to keep Marilyn’s memory alive with the talent show,” said Cindy Sullivan, current president of CTC. “It meant so much to her and helps us remember all she did for this community.”

In addition to memorializing Smith, the talent show gives the community a fun night of entertainment, according to Kim Eaton, vice president of CTC.

“It was a great show tonight,” Eaton said. “I think it’s a perfect way to bring families and kids out to do something positive.”

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