GUNNISON—One of the more popular assemblies at Gunnison Valley High School, the “Bulldog Talent Show,” was lively, inspiring and at times funny, as students shared their talents with classmates last Wednesday, Nov. 17.
Some students sang, including McKenna Francis who sang “A Million Dreams;” Noelle Condie with her guitar singing “Bright;” Bethany Jessop, with an original song “Let Me Be Me,” with her ukulele; and Laundry Nay with his guitar singing an original song, “Focus.”,
Several students played piano pieces including AubryAnn Burrell, who played “All of Me;” Sara Hill, Addi Anderson and Janie Anderson, who did a three-on-one piano with “We Three Kings;” Max Malando, who taught himself to play piano; and Carter Hill and Pearson Judy with a two-piano duet, “Bright.”
There was plenty of other variety, too. Vladimir Cruz did beat boxing and Connor Saulter played an original song on his Ocarina that he called “The Nin Song.” Others were Andrew Craney and Connor Saulter, who goofed off with a play called “The Stick.” Miss Gunnison, Leticia Rodriquez danced to “Uptown Funk.”
Several times during performances, the audience joined in by waving lights, applauding and laughing as judges asked questions such as, “Who would you dedicate your song to?”
Judges were Brian Nielsen, director of the Utah Department of Corrections and former Sanpete County Sheriff’; Maria Holder, a former Miss Sanpete; and Travis Leatherwood, newly elected mayor of Centerfield.
In the end, judges and students together chose their three favorites: Landry Nay on guitar, Bethany Jessop on ukelele, and the piano duet of Carter Hill and Pearson Judy.
The masters of ceremonies were two students from USU Eastern, Bryce Dugmore and Malone Moss, who also got in suggestions that the USU institution in Price would make a great place for Bulldogs to continue their education.