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October 15, 2010

Creative Claws Talent Show continues to grow in popularity


Talent Show

With more than 200 people in attendance, 23 Cowley College students took part in the fifth annual Creative Claws Talent Show held Thursday in the Robert Brown Theatre.

 “I am so proud of our students at Cowley,” Creative Claws co-sponsor Marlys Cervantes said. “They are some of the most talented and passionate people I know, and I am privileged to work with them.”

 Judges for the event were Slade Griffiths, vice president of academic affairs, Kris Ripley, graphic designer and musician, and Jeannine Saunders, theatre and play writing professor at Wichita State University. A special performance was given by the Right Room Improv Club, sponsored by director of communications, Adam Borth, and vice president of research and technology, Charles McKown.

Winner of the talent show were:

  • 1st Original Work:  “Cinderblocks” composed and played by Chad Buttram and Caleb Johnston.
  • 1st Solo: “Gravity” sung by Amy Dunlap (accompanied on piano by Anne Bloyer).
  • 1st Group: “When I Said I Do” with Caleb Sherron and Chelsie Smades, singing, and Devon Tracy and Alyssa Struble, dancing.

Runners up were:

  • “Remix” with William Wegele, Shaelynn French and Whitnie Means.
  • “Stay Gone” by Caleb Sherron.
  • “Food Won’t Quench Your Thirst” by Will Austin.

Cervantes and Ryan Doom serve as co-sponsors for Creative Claws this year.

“We are excited about the growth in the Creative Writing program at Cowley and, especially, the addition of the Creative Writing degree,” Cervantes said.

The next club activity will be Writers’ Corner on November 18 at 7 p.m. Writers’ Corner is where Cowley College writers can showcase their works, and the club hosts the event a few times each year.  For more information, or to learn how to join the program or club, visit with Cervantes or Doom.