With a rednition of “Tennessee Whiskey” that closed out 2020 Peninsula’s Got Talent Show to a standing ovation, Samantha Logan of Neah Bay took top honors in the event at Peninsula College on Feb. 7.
For her effort, Logan was awarded a $500 scholarship and an opportunity to perform at the upcoming Juan de Fuca Festival.
Port Angeles Running Start student Katie Cobb won second palce and a $300 scholarship with a vocal/piano performance of “Good Morning.”
Larissa Birchfield, also of Port Angeles, took home third place and a $200 scholarship for her vocal/guitar performance of her original song, “Keep Love On.”
Rick Ross, Associate Dean for athletics and student life, said, “This show just gets better and better every year and the judges had their work cut out for them. The talent was outstanding and a big crowd in our theater brought lots of energy to their performances.”
Judges included Peninsula College President Dr. Luke Robins, PC student body vice president Elita Nivens and Kayla Oakes, Juan de Fuca Foundation Executive Director.
The annual event, hosted by the Associated Student Council, started with auditions in January, narrowing the field to eight finalists for the talent show finale.