By Ethan Boots Photo taken from CGTV Footage

Students at Center Grove have a variety of talents that don’t always get to be displayed. So, this year the STUGO has organized a talent show as a way to raise money and display student talent.

“As soon as I heard about the show I was like “yep, I’m all for that”,” said Freshman Suzy Dowell. “I have been competing in the Johnson County fair talent competition ever since I was nine and I really enjoy doing that.”

The audition process was different for many students because they performed in front of teachers they know.

“It was a little stressful because I was like there’s this big room and there’s just little old me, but everything went smoothly,” Dowell said.

This year Dowell will be performing the song Don’t Go in Japanese. 

Freshman Jonathan Jeffries has also performed in previous talent competitions.

“I’ve done piano before but my main thing is concerts,” Jeffries said. “I’ve done concerts for a while every couple weeks. I’m more excited than nervous, I’ve played in front of big crowds before so it’s not as bad”.

It’s been years since Center Grove has seen a talent show.

“We didn’t want to do some boring fundraiser,” Parker Ferguson, senior class president, said. “We wanted to do something to really get people involved and excited.”

Lesley McDougal, an Early College English teacher, was one of the advisors who helped organize the show.

“We’ve got drum line, tap, dancing groups, duets, and the dance team,” McDougal said. “There’s a variety of groups performing.”

The student government is excited to feature talents that might not always be seen in the public eye.

“We know we have a lot of talent as a school, types of talent that isn’t showcased like on a sports field,” said Ferguson.  “We wanted to give our classmates a platform to perform and show off their abilities. Hopefully it will be something people will remember”


Come out March 14th at 6 PM to support the student government and see your classmates.

Tickets are 5 dollars and can be purchased in the Auditorium on the day of performance.