BY MELANIE BUCK –
Acorn Schools held their Acorn’s Got Talent show on Friday, February 5th, and proved that Acorn really does have talent! Age categories were Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels and each group contained singers, dancers, a magician, pet tricks, and a dynamic drum routine.
In the elementary category, Nicole Philpot stole the show with her hulla-hoop and dance routine to the popular kid song “Gummy Bear”. Never dropping the hulla-hoop, Philpot danced her way through the hearts of every attendant, including the judges, and grabbed first place. Coming in second place was Kora Carter who danced and Sophie Strasner placed third with a violin solo.
In the middle school competition, Halli Holland sang a beautiful version of Cam’s Burning House, acapella style. Lexi Dilbeck performed a graceful rendition of See, He Comes by Sovereign Grace Music with her flowing dance routine and placed second. There was a tie for third place, with Josh Tilley and Abbie Nance performing a duet and Braxlie Strother, Corryn and Halli Holland being a triple threat performance.
The high school competition was rather fierce with some of the competitors performing in more than one skit. First place was taken by Caleb Tilley and Hunter Myers for Tilley’s performance of Cinema by Skrillex on the drums while Hunter played backup with a triangle and a head-banging rhythm with a cowbell. In second place, Tessa Kesterson and Caleb Tilley performed a duet and Nick Lyle placed third performing a solo musical piece.