Talent show entertainment for good cause

Jennings County High School’s talent show entertained the audience with a variety of acts and also raised funds to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus across the globe.

The school’s Key Club joined forces with Kiwanis International members in an effort to benefit The Eliminate Project. Maternal and neonatal tetanus is a disease that kills nearly 49,000 babies and many women each year, according to the project’s website. All proceeds from the talent show went to The Eliminate Project.

The show consisted of 19 acts, including musical instrument performances, singing and even an interpretive painting. Teachers Eric Wernke and Stuart Book served as hosts and introduced the solo and group acts. Each act was given a score by judges from the community.

The talent show awarded a first, second and third place winner. They were:

First place: Jon Giddens for his performance of “Red House” by Jimi Hendrix

Second place: The band Liquid Livingroom, consisting of Xavier Philpot, Trenton Roberson, Abigail Sabelhaus and Alex Taul, for the performance of Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So”

Third place: Charley Laman, who sang “All I Ask” by Adele

Overall, the audience and the performers had a great time at yet another Jennings County High School talent show.