Local Talent Show Raises $2,300 for Make-A-Wish Foundation
Thursday night at Susquehanna Valley High School was a night full of charity and community.
SVHS played host to a community talent show that showcased dance moves, guitar picking, and singing.
The night kicked off with a strong message of hope from Susquehanna Valley School's employee, and Make-A-Wish kid, Mr. Dan Kosick. Mr. Kosick is a local man who lost his leg to cancer at a young age but was granted an amazing wish by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York. Mr. Kosick reminded the audience that all the fund raised tonight will be kept right here in Broome County.
Nick Merrell kicked the night off with a rendition of a classic Beatles song. The audience was then treated to some metal with Dylan Vanderbilt playing bass and singing some Black Sabbath. Alex Russell and Kyle Heath teamed up to sing and play piano on Shawn Mendes' "Treat You Better."
Ava Spottek and Alyssa Lezotte treated the audience to their version of an Alicia Keys classic. Angelina Strain kept the singing going by performing "Thunder" by Imagine Dragons.
The Saber String Quarter featuring Eileen Miller, Emma Zelenyak, Hope Savercool, and Maxwell Henry delighted the audience with some Mozart. Tyler Wing then took the stage to perform some Imagine Dragons and Haley Wing sang "Weak" by AJR. The first act concluded with local musicians Kali and Matt Cornwell performing a song by Alicia Keys.
The second act started out with a bang as the audience was treated to SV School's Superintendent Mr. Roland Doig joining Matt Mindemann, Esther Valentine, and Simon Bange to perform a song from the Disney movie Moana.
Shauna Cody followed by performing her rendition of "Bright" by Echosmith and local musician Pam Harris performed her original tune "Reasons."
Kyle Heath then returned to the stage to perform his original piano track "Untitled." Then Maresa Burr, who taught herself ukelele through YouTube videos, perfomed Vance Joy's "Riptide." Hayden Fedorwich then put her dance spin on "Material Girl," while Kali and Matt Cornwell took the stage again for Amy Winehouse's "Valerie."
Liam Olsen and Lia Frank wrapped up the night performing a duet of "Someone to You" by Banners.
The talent show was an overall success and raised a lot of money for local Make-A-Wish kids.