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Blue Key sponsors Scotlight

April 24, 2015

The Scotlight Talent Show was hosted by the Blue Key Honor Society, a community based organization here on campus.

The organization is open to juniors and seniors with at least a 3.5 GPA. The organization puts on two big events a year: the Breast Feast Talent Show and the Scotlight Talent Show.

Kayla Westfall, president of the Blue Key Honor Society, said, “Having this event on campus allows the students to express themselves while raising money for a good cause.”

The Blue Key Honor Society considered opening the performance spots to the public, including Galesburg, but decided to keep it more of a campus event. This year, the money raised from the talent show was donated to Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center, a women’s shelter in Galesburg.

Sandy Russell-Corbin, student mail room manager, was chosen to judge the talent show. Professor Richard Johnston was one of the many performers who participated in the Scotlight Talent Show, playing a blues harmonica. Johnston has been playing the harmonica for thirty-six years. When asked how he started playing the harmonica, he replied, “The last week of my senior year of college in 1979, a friend who played the harmonica gave me one. I promised myself that I would stick with it. And that is what I did.”

Johnston claims he is still progressing toward mastering his talent. This is not his first time performing in a talent show on campus. He not only has performed in the Scotlight Talent Show before, but he has also been asked to judge multiple talent shows.

Caitlin Kozelichki was one of the students who participated in the talent show. She performed a baton routine. Caitlin started baton twirling at age five and has been actively doing it for fifteen years. She said, “It took me until high school to start performing at a decent level.” She participated in the previous Scotlight Talent Show and Breast Feast Talent Show as well.

Another student who performed was Carson Perrero. Carson chose to play his guitar, which he has been playing since he was twelve years old. Carson said, “My dad bought my brother and I our first guitars for Christmas when we were twelve. But my bother stopped playing because I got better than him.” It took Carson three or four years of practicing before he considered himself a good guitarist. This was Carson’s first time performing at a talent show on campus.

The Blue Key Honor Society would like to thank all who performed and came to support the organization for a good cause.

Katie Hopping
Contributing Writer,

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