Mattea Roysdon performing "Reckless Love"
Abby Smith performing on her guitar
Breanna Terry's act was picking things up with her feet
D'Angelo Dixon, Grayson Roberts, and Makena Hatfield performing their dance routine, "Santa's Helpers"
Evan Taylor showing the audience his percussion skills
Mackensie Bone performing "Silent Night"
Clayton Campbell and Lucas Richardon shared a comedy performance
Clayton and Lucas pull Lance Sherman out of the crowd to participate
Jalen Carroll impressed the audience with his guitar
Mason Lester playing bass
Draven Clinton and Kali Sloan performed an original dance routine
Lauren Tabler sang and played guitar for the crowd
Hannah Smith and Lane Sizemore performing the Tango
Sebastian Logan sang and strummed guitar
(L-R) Emmersen Van Nice, Cadynce West, Shyanne Floyd, and Emily Humble lip syncing "Jessie's Girl"
Makayla Ayers rapping an orginal rap
Lucas McGinnis managing the sound equipment backstage
Lauren Tabler was awarded third place
SGA President Keelan Rodriguez awarding Mattea Roysdon with second place
Jalen Carroll, first place winner, poses with SGA President Keelan Rodriguez
Wayne County SGA members (l-r): Aaron Hesse, Lucas McGinnis (not a SGA Member), Ethan Morrow, President Keelan Rodriguez, Vice President Tyler Lovett, President-elect Nicole Hesse, and Treasurer Kadence Oliva
The Wayne County High School Student Government Association produced their annual Cardinal Variety Show that gave students an opportunity to perform in front of their peers, just before their holiday break. First place winner was Jalen Carroll for his rock n’ roll performance on his electric guitar. Second place winner was Mattea Roysdon for her vocal and guitar performance of ‘Reckless Love’. Third place winner was vocalist and guitarist Lauren Tabler.
There were numerous acts who participated ranging from dancers to singers to musicians to comedians. It was an entertaining event to showcase local talent and give students a chance to be on stage and perform. In addition, the SGA raised over $600 from admission and collected 141 canned good items to be sent to the Hope Center.
The WCHS Student Government Association is a group that is elected by the student body to represent them. Their main role in the school is to give ideas to the principal and other school administrators on behalf of the student body.
“Our Student Government Association strives toward servant leadership. We are here to be a voice for the student body,” explained SGA Sponsor Darran Vickery.
“Additionally, SGA is a great teaching tool, as our structure, is modeled after the same form of representative democracy that guides our federal government. We are able to transfer the principles we discuss in our Civics course into hands-on, real life experiences,” added Vickery.
“We have hosted events this year such as the Senior Sunrise, The Staff vs Students basketball game, The Club Fair, The Cardinal Variety Show, and our restroom painting projects. We also coordinate all of the games at the pep rallies,” said Keelan Rodriguez, who is the current SGA president.
To be a member of SGA you must be directly elected by the student body. Each grade has five representatives. SGA has twenty-one members. It is twenty-one because the president, which was the president-elect the year prior, takes the office officially after the graduation of the former president. Student government’s current officer team is: President Keelan Rodriguez, President-elect Nicole Hesse, Vice President Tyler Lovett, Secretary Keesha Thompson, and Treasurer Kadence Oliva. SGA has four sponsors which are: Dale Vaughn, Darran Vickery, Heather Bell, and Tiffani Bertram.