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Larned High students showcase talent
First-place winner Rachael Herter sings Only Hope, a song from the movie, A Walk to Remember. She was accompanied by Derik Trimmer on bass guitar and Kevin VonFeldt on piano.

LARNED — At the beginning of the school year, the members of the theater organization at Larned High School, Over Actor’s Anonymous, talked about producing the first-ever LHS variety show for their student body. 
With much planning, that idea came to fruition May 11, when the LHS gym was transformed into a stage that showcased a variety of talent from flag routines to vocal numbers to comedy sketches to a dance ensemble routine to “Thriller.” 
Michael Wysong, president of O.A.A. served as the day’s emcee with Marc Webster and Diana Webster serving as the sound technicians. 
As the show progressed, the judges, Lorna Singer, Pastor Richard Langness, and Preston Troyer, knew that choosing the top three performances would be difficult. 
In the end, Brady Keith and Kassandra Razo captured third-place honors. Keith and Razo sang a song that Brady had written called, “Burning.” He accompanied Razo and himself on an acoustic guitar. 
Second place was awarded to Michael Wysong, Jahman Hill, Kevin VonFeldt, Tyler Gleason, and Ben Wolf, who performed a comedy sketch based on the popular show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” 
The winning performance of the afternoon went to Rachael Herter, who sang a beautiful rendition of “Only Hope,” from the movie, “A Walk to Remember.” She was accompanied by Kevin VonFeldt on piano and Derik Trimmer on bass guitar. 
If raucous laughter and thunderous applause from the student body is any indication, the first-ever variety show at LHS was a rousing success.