RCMS students shine during talent show

REED CITY — The saying goes, "There's no business like show business."

Seventeen Reed City Middle School students took to the stage at the talent show Friday morning to sing, play the piano, share a comedy routine or perform dances in front of their classmates and family members.

Principal Dean McGuire was happy to see students overcoming their nervousness to perform.

"I remember when I was in junior high," he told the audience. "You wouldn't have seen me getting up in front of my classmates.

"Each and every one of these students deserves a big applause for doing something like this."

Computer technology teacher Mike Howe, who along with leaders from the RCMS Student Council organized the talent show, said he was proud of the performers.

"Each of them met with me several times and worked extremely hard for you, the students."

Student performers were: Elizabeth Shinn, singing "True Colors;" EllieAuna Harvey and Madilynne Wayne, singing "7 Years Old;" Mckenna Miller playing "Over the Rainbow" on piano; Lizzie Renne and Alexis Penney singing "Bubbly" a capella; Cara Care dancing to "Better When I'm Dancing;" Deseray Conklin singing "Rolling in the Deep;" Branden Wetherell giving a speech about overcoming bullying; Andrew Minaker and Trent Howell performing a stand-up comedy routine; Tori Todd and Brady Sunderlin performing a dance routine; Hailee Charles and Madison Renne singing "Not An Apology;" Raven Warner singing "Other Side of the Screen:" and Jaiden Walker, singing "All of Me."

RCMS teachers also performed a skit for students about going to the movies. Howe and special education/language arts teacher Kathy Jenkins sang "All I Ask of You" from "Phantom of the Opera."