William Woods freshmen to host talent show

Show Us Your TalentThe freshmen representatives of Student Alumni Council (SAC) at William Woods University will host the third annual Woods Factor Talent Show at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Cutlip Auditorium.

Students will display a variety of talents, and audience members will vote using their cellphones. The show is free and open to the public.

Student Alumni Council is responsible for the development of healthy student/alumni relations by presenting a base for interaction between students and alumni. The organization also helps ease the transition from student to alumnus, assists with the orientation of new students and promotes class spirit and unity.

Each grade level is represented in SAC by students who have applied and been selected. They plan at least one event per semester and talent_show_rhxfxtwork to build class camaraderie. Freshman representatives are Ethan Niemeyer, Matthew Underwood, Elyssa Cappaert, Ava Demanes, Katie Turner and Baylie Borman.

“I was told by many people how great of an organization SAC is for campus,” said Turner. “I was very involved with my Student Council in high school and was eager to jump right in again to help make William Woods a better university.”

The current senior class started the talent show when they were sophomores. They hosted the event twice and then shifted it to the freshman class. The talent show is the first event the freshmen do every year, helping them ease into planning and coordinating of events.

talent_Show“The talent show is meant to be a yearly tradition that allows the students to be together and involved. It’s a good way for everyone to get to know each other while having fun,” said Demanes.

Borman said, “I hope to see many talents such as singing, dancing, comedians and magicians.”

Three Wal-Mart gift cards will be presented to the winners: $50 for first, $25 for second and $10 for third. Door prizes also will be handed out throughout the show.

“I am very excited to see how the freshman representatives do on their first event. They are a great group!” said junior representative Alyssa McManus.