NEWCOMB - What do Alvin and the Chipmunks, Slumdog Millionaire, John Belushi, Abba, Mulan, Leslie Gore and Sally Brown have in common?
Not much, at least on the surface. But, if you put these films, characters and entertainers together with a bunch of other singing and dancing activities, you will have an array of talent that showed up at Newcomb Central School the evening of Saturday, May 30.
That show was one of non-stop entertainment provided by the students - and a few staff and community members - of Newcomb Central School as they regaled the crowd in the school's auditorium with the sixth annual lip sync contest, an event that has become regular and welcome and that brings out a standing room only crowd in downtown Newcomb. This event is sponsored by the Newcomb Central School Parent-Teacher-Student Organization.
Starting with a version of Kool and the Gang's "Celebration" and ending with an awards presentation and encore presentation of Jai Ho, the annual lip sync contest was a chance for everyone to enjoy the night.
Pre K-Grade 4: "We're the Chipmunks (Carley LaRose, Sydney Martinez, and Seraphina Morrison)
Grades 5 -8, Second place: "U Can't Touch This" (Caitlyn Yandon and back-up dancers)
Grades 5-8, First place: "Rockin' Robin" (Brayden Bush, Rebecca Marra, Emily Marra, Zachary Phelps, and Makenzie Winslow).
Grades 9-12, Second place: "Evolution of Dance" (Hillary Bureau, Shelby Poulton, Larissa Roy).
Grades 9-12, First place: "Soul Man" (Ashley Miller, Chelsea Walsh)
Adult/child: "Jai Ho": (Promith Rhaman, cast of back-up dancers)