GHS to spotlight student, parent talent

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 28, 2006

Are you a Greenville High student or parent who is hiding his or her talent under the proverbial bushel basket?

Maybe you're a proud alumnus who can sing, dance, rap, present a dramatic soliloquy or do some &#8220pickin' and grinnin.”

If so, you could earn yourself the admiration of the community, not to mention some valuable prize money along the way.

The GHS Parental Involvement Committee is giving its students and their parents a chance to shine next month.

A Parent/Student Talent Show is slated for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 at the GHS Auditorium. Admission is free.

Wendy Smith, GHS drama teacher and one of the organizers of the event, said the school has &#8220plenty of talent” to show off.

&#8220The committee members hope a lot of the students and their parents will plan to be a part of the show. We also want plenty of folks to come and support those on stage that night,” Smith said.

The talent contest is also open to any GHS alumni who want to go &#8220back to school” for an evening.

&#8220We know we have had some very talented people who have graduated from this school. We would love to have them come back and show off their talents for the current students and their parents, too.”

Cash prizes will go to the top stars of the evening. First place winner will take home $100; second place earns $75; the third place winner will take home $50, and two honorable mention winners will each receive $25.

&#8220We're very excited about the upcoming show. We think it's a fun way to get parents more involved with their children and with the school, which is always our goal. We want it to be a fun, positive experience for all involved,” Smith said.

A table will also be set up the night of the show to allow parents to join the school's PTO for $5.

&#8220The PTO is also something we are trying to get started back at the school, and we welcome anyone interested to join us,” Smith said.

The deadline for talent show registration is Monday, Feb. 6. Auditions for the show will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 8 and 9 at the auditorium (time to be announced).

Talent presentations should be approximately three to four minutes in length, Smith said.

Registration forms can be obtained at the GHS front office or via the school's Website at

For additional information, contact Wendy Smith at GHS at 382-2608 or via e-mail at