Written by Lesieli Savelio
Student Association (SA) will host its annual talent show on Sunday March 27 in the Iles P.E. Center beginning at 7:30 p.m.
SA has hosted the talent show for at least 22 years, according to Kari Shultz, director of student life and activities.
“I have been here 23 years, and we have hosted one all but the year that we were sent home for the pandemic,” Shultz said.
This year’s talent show will include prizes of $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place and $800 for third place. Ari Rodriguez, SA social vice president, said these amounts are larger than last year’s prizes.
If a group wins, they will have to split the prize among themselves. Ten participants will be chosen from those who auditioned to perform on stage and compete for the prize money. Applications and auditions closed on Thursday, February 24, at 3 p.m.
Most applicants like to show off their musical talents, but the talent show is open to other acts as well, according to Rodriguez.
This year’s show will be a little different from last year’s because students will not be the only people to show off their talents. According to Rodriguez, there will be a new, special section of the show for professors to take the stage.
“We’re having professors from different departments come out and showcase their hidden talents,” Rodriguez said.
The talent show is not the last SA event of the year. There will be an SA hosted banquet on April 10 and the annual Strawberry Festival at the end of the school year.
To find out more about the talent show and other SA hosted events, students can visit @sa_southern on Instagram.