Newcomb students show their muted talent

NEWCOMB Its not what you say but how you say it, or so the old adage goes. But in the case of participants in the 4th Annual Lip Synch Contest, presented by the Newcomb Central School Parent-Teacher-Student Organization held last Saturday, its what they didnt say that counted. With standing room only, the event featured 29 acts, eight of which walked away with trophies. The show started off with a truly down-home performance of Man of Constant Sorrow performed by members of the NCS PTSO. Although this was a lip synching concert, this group chose to sing, some while battling faulty fake mustaches and beards. A guest appearance by Dan Tefeo, a long-standing member of the Newcomb community, resulted in a standing ovation at the end of the show. Following the PTSO came lip-synching characters of all sorts; Egyptians, mermaids, cowgirls, punk rockers, a mother-daughter duo, even guest appearances from Frank Sinatra plus Johnny Cash and his trumpeting rancheros. The volunteer judging panel was made up of Maggie Alitz, Barbara Kane, and Pastor Gil Ott. Winning categories were split into two levels according to age. In the Adult category Ashley Miller, Branden Tokarz and Devin Tokarz took third place with their rendition of Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend. Ashley Miller was recognized again with her adorable partner Sydney Martinez in their act, How Much Is That Doggie in the Window? First place was awarded to Rebecca Bolan, Jordan Bush, Rachel Bush, Allie Cox, and Lauren Dillon for their portrayal of the down-but-not-out Washington ball team in Gotta Have Heart. In what was called the Younger category, an act called Under the Sea took third place, performed by Larissa Roy, Sydney Martinez and an unnamed starfish. Patrick Kushi and a vibrant Makenzie Winslow took second place with Cotton-Eyed Joe. Punk rockers Isabelle Bureau and Tarryn Gould won first place with their rendition of Beverly Hills. The Best In Show title resulted in a tie score between I Love My Lips, a wacky song with even wackier characters including Caelan Gould, Chelsea Walsh and Britney McCarthy, and We Got the Beat performed by Hillary Bureau, Caelan Gould, Shelby Poulton and Rebecca Bolan. All participants were awarded medals for their outstanding efforts. Each winning team was awarded with a group trophy.

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