Fifth annual talent show showcases City College students May 17

Paul Smoot

The talent show has arrived again, and that means students with skills to display are getting ready to perform at the Saville Theatre.

May 17 will bring the talent show at City College into it’s fifth year. The event, not unlike all previous events, serves two agendas. Aside from providing an evening full of student-generated entertainment, the talent show has been a way for talent show coordinator and student affairs counselor Tandy Ward to raise money for a number of scholarships.

With most of the contestants being too busy with end of the year preparations and the event, Ward sat down and explained the purpose of the talent show.

“Every year I would say, ‘We need money for the scholarships,'” he said. “The Lem Lemon scholarship, we need money for that one. The Art Jackson scholarship, we need money for that one, so could you guys donate. Then one counselor said, ‘Let’s be proactive.’ let’s do something to bring the money in … It was something easy for me and I wanted to do it.”


Ward gives credit to the ASG for their help in assisting with the show as some of them are judges and the association also helps provide some of the money for the prizes. Their contributions to the show are why Ward is giving some of next year’s profit to ASG.

“Next year, I’m giving back to the ASG because each year they always help with the prizes … start like a scholarship or book grant or something for ASG; whatever they want to do with it.”

Third place at the talent show will receive $100 dollars, second place will receive $300 dollars and first place prize is $600 dollars.

The show starts at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Tandy Ward at (619) 341-0051.