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New ‘Penn College Star’ rises from stageful of talent


Tiana M. Rawls-White, a culinary arts technology major from Northumberland, captured the 2019 “Penn College Star” title with a prize-winning vocal performance among seven accomplished challengers. Singer Amber L. Way, of Port Matilda, enrolled in applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration, placed second; and mechatronics engineering technology student Kyle B. Linscott, a Williamsporter who sang and played guitar to original music, was the third-place finisher. Jarred J. Jones, whose talent was BMX tricks, was chosen as “Fan Favorite.” Four other musicians performed: singers Skyla E. Feerrar, Danielle M. Fidler and Kai K. Marshall, and Perry R. Leslie Wheat, who played original music on bass guitar. Students Cole A. Gehman and Trevor J. Route shared master-of-ceremonies duties at the sixth annual talent show, held this past week in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium under the sponsorship of the Wildcat Events Board.

− Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographer

The new reigning champion celebrates with her cash winnings.
The new reigning champion celebrates with her cash winnings.

Tasked with the unenviable challenge of assessing the night's impressive lineup, the judges nonetheless enjoyed the show.
Tasked with the unenviable challenge of assessing the night’s impressive lineup, the judges nonetheless enjoyed the show.

Deservedly sharing the limelight are (from left): Gehman, Fidler, Wheat, Rawls-White, Feerrar, Way, Linscott, Jones and Marshall.
Deservedly sharing the limelight are (from left): Gehman, Fidler, Wheat, Rawls-White, Feerrar, Way, Linscott, Jones and Marshall.

Way took home second-place honors.
Way took home second-place honors.

Gehman holds the mic for Wheat, a graphic design student from Woodward.
Gehman holds the mic for Wheat, a graphic design student from Woodward.

The top finishers (from left): Way, Linscott, Jones and Rawls-White
The top finishers (from left): Way, Linscott, Jones and Rawls-White

Fidler, a pre-dental hygiene major from Linden
Fidler, a pre-dental hygiene major from Linden

Marshall (right), of Pottsville, majoring in graphic design, shares the stage with emcee Route.
Marshall (right), of Pottsville, majoring in graphic design, shares the stage with emcee Route.

One last look at the winning artist!
One last look at the winning artist!

 

 

 

 

 

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