Talent From the Heart

The OHS National Honor Society (NHS) will be holding their annual talent show on Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. They will be transporting the audience back to the 80’s, where they will see diverse performances done by the Owatonna High School’s talented student population. Senior Britta Gantert, president of NHS, said, “We have many new and exciting things in store for the show itself, but you will have to be there to see for yourself!”  

Each year, the talent show raises funds for a worthy cause; this year they will be raising funds for From the Heart, an organization that benefits local families that have been affected by cancer. Gantert continued, “It is an organization that unites the community in support of these families through their journeys. This year, the money raised will go to Nick Larson, Matt Ratzloff, Marcy Jo Fenske and Terri Grose.” The money donated and used to purchase tickets by everyone who attends will go toward helping these people in their time of need. Gantert is excited to see the school and community come together to support this cause. She said, “Students rarely get the opportunity to contribute substantially to community organizations like From the Heart, so I am excited to see what we can do!”  

Since 2002, when the annual talent show tradition started, Owatonna students have been more than willing to share their talents for a good cause. Many people who have performed in the past do so again in subsequent years. There will be multiple repeat performers at this year’s talent show, including the comedic performance of juniors Nick Hagen and Sheldon Jensen and the musical talents junior Jazz Palmer and junior Audrey Revier. Revier has been in the talent show since she was a freshman, and this year will be singing Dream a Little Dream of Me accompanied by her ukelele, Greg. She is not afraid to face her fears and share her talent. “I get nervous,” she said, “But the feedback and applause at the end of the act is worth it.” Besides performing, Revier also loves watching the other acts. “We have some amazing talent at OHS,” she said, “And it is really a treat to watch.”  Her favorite talent show was her freshman year.  “I had gotten my ukulele at Christmas three months before,” she explained, “And I performed with it for the first time.” Revier cannot wait for the talent show this year and looks forward to seeing the gifts of the talent show newcomers.

Anyone interested in watching the local high school talent should attend the NHS talent show on Apr. 29 at 7. With money going to an organization like From the Heart, attendees can rest assured it is a worthwhile investment. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 and donations for From the Heart can be brought to Mrs. Paur’s classroom at G-316. If anyone has intentions to donate, they can also email Mrs. Paur at “[email protected]”.