September 25, 2020

By JOSH KENNEDYJKRocknRoll

Students got the chance to show off some of their skills at Conestoga’s Got Talent, which was held by Conestoga Students Inc. in the Sanctuary on March 24.

Auditions for the talent show started on March 5 and ran until the 24th, with a total of 15 students auditioning.

Most of the participants sang and played the guitar, performing songs from Metallica, Aerosmith and Bob Marley to name a few. But a few students showcased other talents including beat boxing and violin playing. One student, Colleen Geerlinks, astounded everyone by solving three Rubik’s cubes in just over a minute.

The grand prize was $300, with $200 going to second place and $100 going to third place. Geerlinks came in third, second place went to Nicole Eves, who sang Cry by Aerosmith, and the first place prize went to Chris Lagana for his violin skills.

Cake pops were sold at the event with the proceeds going to Make-a-Wish. The charity has a major fundraiser being planned. Twenty-nine Flight Centre employees and Jennifer Klotz-Ritter, CEO and president of Make-a-Wish Canada, are travelling to Iceland Aug. 4 to hike the Landmannalaugan route. They hope to raise $60,000 for the charity.

“Our main goal is to reach about $60,000 before the day of the walk,” said Monika Brrowiec, a volunteer at Make-a-Wish.

“The show had a huge variety of talents that came out to perform and all of them were impressive,” said Samantha Schwier, the programming co-ordinator for CSI. “It is a great way for students to express themselves, get out of their comfort zones and make friends.”

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