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Heritage Students Rock & Roll at the Talent Show

This past March, the Heritage student body was able to show off the most talented students in the annual Talent Show.
M. Petteys

On March 22nd, 2024, the annual Talent Show was held to show off some of Heritage’s most talented students. The acts performed in the show ranged from bands, to singing, and even dancing. The MC’s of the show consisted of senior Cole Denton, junior Cadin Minjarez, junior Peyton Reece, and sophomore Grayson Brown.

To hype up the show, Mr. Bobby Hunt opened with “Party Train” while various talent show members danced around him. The next act of the show was a band performing “Song 2” by Blur. The band was made up of a trio of freshmen: Aiden Tipton (guitar and lead vocals), Kaiden Emahiser (drums), and Kait Sullivan (guitar and background vocals). Following that, freshman Evan Bruce showed off his fresh hip-hop moves. After that, the crowd was serenaded by Janna Franks and her father Mr. Franks, singing “You Will Be Found” from “Dear Evan Hansen.” Freshman Aubrei Boyd performed an absolutely wonderful rendition of “Stay” by Rihanna which quickly earned the thunderous approval from the crowd. A duet of sophomore Ceci Ward and junior Caleigh Jackson sang “Break From the Line (feat. Taylor Louderman & Natalie Weiss)” by Joey Contreras. Sophomore duo Jules Harbot and Hayden Fessenden certainly performed with a lot of confi-dance as they danced to the Black Eyed Peas “Pump It.” Up next was sophomore Isaiah Dennis who sang “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and he really made the crowd light up with joy. Junior Julia Petteys sang “Jolene” by Dolly Parton, and she certainly did it justice.  Ceci Ward came back to the stage and wowed the crowd by playing guitar and singing her original song “Better Now”. Junior Brylee Hutton beautifully sang “Hold On To Me” by Lauren Diagle. Following that, Sophomore Oliva Talley sang “To Make you Feel My Love” by Adele and  played piano.

In honor of Mr. Bradford’s retirement, the last few songs were written by Mr. Bradford’s favorite artist: Billy Joel. A few of the musical theater students dressed up as different versions of Mr. Bradford and performed “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” Freshman Hannah Johnston said, “I was [dressed up as] ‘announcement Bradford.’ It was great. I felt like I was Mr. Bradford  himself.” The Talent Show ended on a bittersweet note as Mr. Lee and Mr. Wynne paid homage to all the years Mr. Bradford has spent as principal with a rewritten version of “She’s Always a Woman” changed into “He’s Always a General.”


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Kinsley Cheatham
Kinsley Cheatham, Staff Writer
Kinsley Cheatham is a freshman this year at Heritage High School. At school Kinsley is involved in the Tech Team for the musical and a member of the Creative Writing Club, in addition to being on the Journalism staff. When she isn’t doing any of that, you can most likely find her listening to music and creating some sort of art piece. Her favorite music artists consist of Janis Joplin, Melanie Martinez, Lana Del Rey, Insane Clown Posse, The Beastie Boys, and various rock bands from the 80s and 90s. Kinsley hopes to be some sort of therapist when she’s older, as she enjoys giving advice and helping people. She also enjoys watching movies a lot; her favorite movies happen to be "The Breakfast Club," "Heathers," and "Night at the Museum." She has one dog, a Golden Retriever named Lola. Kinsley is very excited to be in Journalism this year and cannot wait to see how the rest of her freshman year will go.