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Four Talented Students Advance to Final Round of ‘Penn College Star’

Fun with the evening's student hosts: George W. Settle III, last year's champion, and Lauren J. Crouse, OCHO vice president
Fun with the evening’s student hosts: George W. Settle III, last year’s champion, and Lauren J. Crouse, OCHO vice president
A panoramic view of a co-host, the audience and performers waiting in the wings
A panoramic view of a co-host, the audience and performers waiting in the wings
Magician Jonathan D. Straub enthralls the Dauphin Hall crowd.
Magician Jonathan D. Straub enthralls the Dauphin Hall crowd.

Four students – all of them music-makers in some form or another – have moved on to the finale of the “Penn College Star” talent competition, vying to be the winner when the last round is held at 9 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium. The top finishers in this past week’s second round, as chosen by audience text messages and judges’ scores, are James C. Hendrie, of Gettysburg, a software development and information management major; Lucas P. Crawford, a manufacturing engineering technology student from New Bethlehem; Gwendolyn A. Ntim, of Yonkers, New York, a pre-nursing student; and Kyle T. Smithmyer, of Huntingdon, enrolled in surveying technology. Other contestants during Wednesday’s event were Jonathan D. Straub, a graphic design student from Williamsport who performed magic, and Brett F. Warkoski, of Lancaster, a guitarist/songwriter/vocalist majoring in industrial and human factors design. Round-two judges were Dining Services manager Jason K. Eichensehr; Michael J. Hersh, digital media production assistant; and Julia I. Gilchrist, a plastics and polymer engineering technology major from Hanover who was among last year’s competitors. “Penn College Star” is sponsored by the Off-Campus Housing Organization and the Residence Life and Student Activities offices.
Photos by Whitnie-rae Mays, an applied technology studies major from Williamsport

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