Mileah Milstead wowed the judges during the 17th annual Warren County High School Black History Club Talent Show by playing guitar and singing a song she wrote titled “Shattered.” Milstead’s talent earned her first place in the competition and $100.
Talent show contestants sang, danced and played instruments hoping to win prize money which was awarded to the top three contenders. The top seven performers also earned a chance to perform in front of the WCHS student body.
Finishing in second place was Katie Tubb, who danced hip hop style to a remix of “Out of My Mind.” Tubb entertained the crowd by escaping from a straight jacket during her routine and winning $75 for her effort.
Third place and $50 went to Baylor Brewer who sang a song titled “I Need A Dollar” while playing guitar and harmonica.
Rounding out the top seven performances was Jacob Acre who earned fourth for playing guitar and singing an original song.
Fifth place went to Mia Johnson, who sang a rousing rendition of “At Last” by Etta James.
Lesley Sweeton earned sixth for singing a rendition of the song “Say Something” while playing keyboard.
The WCHS flute choir placed seventh for playing “On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss” by David R. Holsinger. Katherine Hitchcock, Dilleney Cutrell, Kaylee Herrington, Adera Scott and Samantha Bratcher played flutes while Nathan Jacobs alternated playing a flute and a piccolo.
Bruce Atnip served as master of ceremonies and entertained the crowd with humorous tales from his life.
The Browntown Singers performed a capella gospel songs during intermission. The WCHS step team entertained the crowd while the judges were conferring.
This year’s talent show was dedicated in memory of Shanna Seiderer, who passed away in December 2013. Seiderer was a member of the Black History Club. She was also a member of the step team.
Black History Club members presented Shanna’s mother, father and brother with a plaque before showing a slide show a photos of Shanna’s antics with club members.