Elgin High School wins U-46 TalentFest Trophy

  • TalentFest Coordinator Jeff Grosser holds the TalentFest Trophy, which is given to the school with the most overall votes.

    TalentFest Coordinator Jeff Grosser holds the TalentFest Trophy, which is given to the school with the most overall votes. Courtesy of John Konstantaras

  • Feather Report Jazz Band from South Elgin High School, featuring senior Dylan Dankel, keyboard; senior Collin Van Der Karr, drums; senior Olivia Diehl, saxophone; and junior Christian Freehill, bass guitar, perform in the finals at the 2022 U-46 TalentFest in Elgin. The band finished in third.

    Feather Report Jazz Band from South Elgin High School, featuring senior Dylan Dankel, keyboard; senior Collin Van Der Karr, drums; senior Olivia Diehl, saxophone; and junior Christian Freehill, bass guitar, perform in the finals at the 2022 U-46 TalentFest in Elgin. The band finished in third. Courtesy of John Konstantaras

  • TalentFest coordinator Jeff Grosser, right, stands with the Elgin High School winners of the traveling TalentFest Trophy, from left, senior Isabella Cornejo, senior Yasmin Rodriguez and junior Jonathan Miranda at the 2022 U-46 TalentFest, which was held March 8 at the Hemmens in Elgin. The school with the most overall votes during the competition is awarded the traveling trophy.

    TalentFest coordinator Jeff Grosser, right, stands with the Elgin High School winners of the traveling TalentFest Trophy, from left, senior Isabella Cornejo, senior Yasmin Rodriguez and junior Jonathan Miranda at the 2022 U-46 TalentFest, which was held March 8 at the Hemmens in Elgin. The school with the most overall votes during the competition is awarded the traveling trophy. Courtesy of John Konstantaras

 
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Posted3/15/2022 6:00 AM

Elgin High School took home the traveling TalentFest Trophy at the recent Elgin Area School District U-46 TalentFest, held at the Hemmens Cultural Center.

The Can Line from South Elgin High School features, from left, junior Christopher Avila, junior Gabbi Flynn, junior Anna Fleck, senior Joe Lortie, and senior Collin Van Der Karr with their percussion line performance during the finals of the 2022 U-46 TalentFest, which was held March 8 at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin. The group came in first place.
The Can Line from South Elgin High School features, from left, junior Christopher Avila, junior Gabbi Flynn, junior Anna Fleck, senior Joe Lortie, and senior Collin Van Der Karr with their percussion line performance during the finals of the 2022 U-46 TalentFest, which was held March 8 at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin. The group came in first place. - Courtesy of John Konstantaras

South Elgin High School's acts were ranked highly as well, finishing in first and third place.

At TalentFest, finalists from all five District U-46 high schools perform. At intermission, each member of the audience votes for their favorite act. The five acts receiving the most audience votes perform again, this time also evaluated by five preselected judges.

Senior Yasmin Rodriguez and junior Jonathan Miranda from Elgin High School perform a Mexican dance in the finals of the 2022 U-46 TalentFest at the Hemmens in Elgin. The duo finished in second place.
Senior Yasmin Rodriguez and junior Jonathan Miranda from Elgin High School perform a Mexican dance in the finals of the 2022 U-46 TalentFest at the Hemmens in Elgin. The duo finished in second place. - Courtesy of John Konstantaras

Those judges choose the first-, second- and third-place winners. The winners receive a cash prize and a plaque.

The school that has the most audience votes combined between its two acts receives the traveling TalentFest Trophy.

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