Cordele Kiwanis Club hosts annual talent showcase

CORDELE, Ga. — Some of Cordele’s youngest and most talented performers took the stage Thursday night at the Annual Kiwanis Art and Talent Showcase.

The showcase, held at Empire Dance and Performing Arts Studio, featured thirty-six performances with a variety of vocals and dance. David Simmons, secretary of the Cordele Kiwanis Club served as emcee for the event. The top three performances in each class were awarded with trophies.

In Class A, grades K-4, First Place went to Logan Everett who performed a song and dance to the 1969 hit “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5. Second Place in Class A was Sadie Dowdy. She performed the song “Reflection” from Disney’s “Mulan.” Third Place winner in Class A was Rachel Hancock who portrayed Wednesday Addams from the musical “The Addams Family.”

In Class B, grades 5-6, First Place went to Mollee Carter who did a vocal performance of the song “Never Enough” from the motion picture “The Greatest Showman.” Receiving Second Place in Class B was Zoe Jarrett for her rendition of the Tori Kelly hit “Hollow.” Third Place in Class B went to Sophie Dowdy for her monologue and vocal performance as Dorothy Gale singing “Over the Rainbow” from the Wizard of Oz.

In Class C, grades 7-8, First Place was awarded to the duo of Ty Harris and Jim Howard who performed the song “The Other Side” from the movie “The Greatest Showman.” Second Place went to Emily Stanage for her dance and vocal performance to the song “I Wanna Be a Rockette,” from “Kicks: The Showgirl Musical.” Third Place went to Luke Lambdin, who performed the Lauren Daigle song “You Say.”

The final class of the night was Class D, grades 9-12. Taking First Place in the class was Audrey Carden for her rendition of the song “Out Here On My Own” from the musical “Fame.” Second Place in the category went to Kade Bohler for his piano performance of the song “A Million Dreams” from “The Greatest Showman.” Taking Third Place in Class C was Michelle Lee for her comical vocal performance of the song “What Do I Do With My Arms” by Carner and Gregor.

The top two performers in Class D and the Art Showcase received scholarships from the Kiwanis Talent Show. They will also move on to the Ga District of Kiwanis Showcase which will be held in Leesburg, Georgia on April 27.