Fame Talent Show Winners Announced at UNK

Heather Wolf
coordinator of Student Activities, Nebraskan Student Union, 308.865.839

UNK– Dancers, who did everything from clogging and an Irish river dance to a techo dance, dominated the winners in the Fame Talent Show last week on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.

“The event was fantastic,” said Heather Wolf, UNK coordinator of Student Activities. “Between the wide variety of acts and the crowd that came out to watch, it was a show that everyone enjoyed.”

More than 500 people attended the competition in which 19 group and single performances competed for monetary prizes. The competition took place in two categories — group and individual performances.

Winners, and their prizes, in the individual category included: First Place ($200) — Amy Kerns of Plattsmouth, performing an Irish river dance; Second Place ($150) — Ryan Hruza of Ord, singing and acting to the play, “Run Away with Me”; and Third Place ($50) — Megan Baker of Gibbon, communicating through sign language to the song, “Tik Tok.”

Winners, and their prizes, in the group category included: First Place ($300) — unSTOMPable, featuring Emily Wemhoff of Creston, Abbie Davis of Wood River and Becky Berven of Grand Island, clogging; Second Place ($200) — Nathan Richardson and Joel Montes, both of Lexington, signing/playing guitar; and Third Place ($100) – – Technologico, featuring Yoshikatsu Noda, Kazuya Yoshino, Katsunari Miyakawa and Reishiro Miyake, all of Japan — techno dancing.