Spotlight on Talent

Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Odell Williamson Auditorium


Our Talented Performers…

Representing Early College High School


Kendal Gore Performing an original composition ‘Shattered’

Trent Hewett Performing ‘Teenage Dream’

Written by Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Benjamin Levin, Bonnie McKee

Abbie Nixon Performing an Original Composition ‘No Good’

Rebecca Woodcock accompanied by Trent Hewett Performing

‘Skinny Love’ by Justin Vernon


Representing North Brunswick High School

Chase Coston Singing ‘You’ll Be Back’ from the musical ‘Hamilton’

Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hannah Kissack Singing ‘Rumor Has It’ by Adele and Ryan Tedder

Emma Lovring Performing an original composition on the guitar entitled ‘Their Past’

Sydney Parker Singing ‘All This Time’ by Britt Nicole


Representing South Brunswick High School


Parker Lanier Performing ‘Rocky Mountain High’ by John Denver and Mike Taylor

Elizabeth Price Performing ‘Free Falling’ written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne

Michael Learner Performing ‘Normal’ an Original Poem


Representing West Brunswick High School


Kaliym Harrison Singing ‘Hey There Delilah’ by Tom Higgenson

Deiona Stanley Singing ‘All I Could Do Was Cry’ by Billy Davis, Berry Gordy and Gwen Gordie

Johnathan Zelkowski Playing ‘Blackbird’ by the Beatles

Savannah Gilbert Singing ‘Pretty Hurts’ by Ammo, Beyonce and Sia

Grace Helms Singing ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ by Ellington Jordan and Billy Foster


The program order will be announced from the stage.




Our Master of Ceremony

Mr. Jon Evans

Jon Evans anchors "WECT News at 5:30", and co-anchors "WECT News at 6" & "WECT News at 11" with Frances Weller. He co-anchors "Fox 26 News at 10" with Michelle Li on our sister station, WSFX-TV and he does the "Ask WECT segments".   He also hosts the station's political debates and forums.

Jon's career in radio and television spans more than 30 years. He began working in radio at stations near his hometown of Nesquehoning, PA at the age of 15. While attending King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Jon also did play-by-play for the Monarchs' baseball and basketball games. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from King's in 1984, and began a career in television news.  After stops in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Gainesville, FL and New Bern, NC, Jon's career brought him to Wilmington in 1992.

In addition to covering the many hurricanes that have hit the Wilmington area, Jon has covered many other national stories. The Presidential Debate at Wake Forest University between Al Gore and George Bush, the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston (when then-NC Senator John Edwards was the Vice-Presidential candidate) and the devastation done by Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast are just a few of his most memorable.

Along with his anchoring and reporting responsibilities, Jon has also been very active in the community. He regularly hosts or emcees charity events for local schools and civic organizations such as the Red Cross, March of Dimes, Communities in Schools, NC Azalea Festival and many others. Since losing his father to complications from diabetes in 2001, Jon has been the "Celebrity Chair" for local Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation events, which have raised more than one million dollars in the efforts to find a cure for the disease.  He has served on Advisory Boards for the Cape Fear Council Boy Scouts of America, Salvation Army and Carolina Canines for Service. Most recently Jon has been the 2009 Campaign Chair for the United Way of the Cape Fear Area, raising much-needed funds to bring about change in the education, income and health of local families.



Teacher Coordinators Include:

Early College High School Kathrine Weeks

North Brunswick High School Devon Shook

South Brunswick High School Hannah Price

West Brunswick High School Annette Harton


We are grateful to the students who have worked hard to present a performance this evening.  We are grateful to their parents for encouraging them as performers and helping to get them to the rehearsal and performance.

We are grateful to our fellow educators, in the classroom and out.  We appreciate all they do to encourage our students to respect and to participate in the arts.

We are grateful for the support and encouragement of our administrators and those in the administrative capacity, especially Connie Enis, Director of Fine Arts & Advanced Studies for Brunswick County Schools.

We wish to thank Dr. Susanne H. Adams, President of Brunswick Community College and the Brunswick County School Board for their support of this program.

Finally, we wish to acknowledge the technical staff of Odell Williamson Auditorium: Briton Campbell, Mike “Trail Boss” Fulford and particularly Mike Sapp, who has helped immeasurably in the planning as well as the production of this event.  Without their assistance, we would be in the dark, shouting to be heard and a ‘hot mess.’






Future Fine Arts Events


The One Act Play Festival will be held here at Odell Williamson Auditorium, Tuesday, March 22nd at 6:00 p.m.  Groups from each high school will perform a one act play.  It will be adjudicated and schools will receive critiques.  Admission is free.


Arts Alive will be Friday, March 11th at 7:00 p.m. here at Odell Williamson Auditorium.  Admission is free.

There will be performances from area elementary, middle and high schools.


West Brunswick High School’s Vocal Music Department would like to invite you to our Coffeehouse event  produced with Early College High School.   It is in the Event Center of Odell Williamson Auditorium February 6th at 6:30 p.m.   Admission is $6.00 and for the cost of admission you get your choice of fresh roasted coffee or a beverage and a dessert.








                                 West Brunswick High School                                                                 North Brunswick High School

                                            Deiona Stanley                                                                                            Chase Coston


















                               Early College High School                                                                       South Brunswick High School

                                          Trent Hewett                                                                                              Elizabeth Price






















                              West Brunswick High School                                                                    North Brunswick High School

                                         Kaliym Harrison                                                                                          Hannah Kissack























                              Early College High School                                                                       West Brunswick High School

                                          Kendal Gore                                                                                             Savannah Gilbert























                              North Brunswick High School                                                                  South Brunswick High School

                                          Emma Lovring                                                                                            Michael Learner






















                           West Brunswick High School                                                                     North Brunswick High School

                                   Johnathan Zelkowski                                                                                       Sydney Parker











Early College High School

Rebecca Woodcock with Trent Hewett on Keyboard

South Brunswick High School

Parker Lanier

Early College High School

Abbie Nixon

West Brunswick High School

Grace Helms