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The CHS Golden Brick Talent Award Show

The CHS Senior Class is proud to
announce its upcoming 6th annual Golden Brick Talent and
Awards Show" Monday March 21 at the CHS Auditorium. 
It's an unusual show, unique to Center, Texas and it is
fun for folks of all ages.
Imagine the Oscars and American Idol combined
into one show and you have a pretty good idea of what The
Golden Bricks Show is about.
First and foremost, it is a talent show
highlighting the remarkable talents of our CHS students. 
There will be singers, musicians, dancers, comedians, poets,
and more.  Critiquing these artists will be a celebrity
"American Idol-style" panel of judges featuring
CHS teachers Archie Haddox, Armondo Palomino, and show
creator Pam Franklin.
"A talent show needs to happen in every high
school because so many of our students have abilities that
you can't grade or enter into UIL contests,"
Franklin said.  "But the Golden Bricks are more than
just a talent show.  Because they are based on American
Idol, the audience will get a chance to determine the
finalists and the winner of the Golden Brick and the $50
grand prize!  The audience can put money in their favorite
contestant's money-can.  And we also get to meet the
celebrity presenters who will present the Golden Bricks in
our special categories."
Those "categories" were created by the
staff of The Lariat, Center's new high school
newspaper.  
"We created new categories for Senior
Celebration this year and we thought the winners would be
announced then [on February 29], school newspaper sponsor
Sydney Brookshire said.  "But in the interest of time,
we just moved the sillier categories to
tonight," 
The categories may be silly but they've been
voted on by students and the winners will be presented
"Academy Award-style" by students dressed up like
celebrities.
"After a singer or instrumentalist finishes
his or her song, two more students who claim to be Hillary
Clinton and Donald Trump, for instance, will come to the
podium dressed as their character and present the Golden
Brick for "student who has slept the most hours in
class" or some other fun category like that,"
emcee Chris Watlington said.  "It is a fun way for
students to let their hair down and enjoy each other for an
hour and a half."
Mr. Watlington will play Ryan Seacrest while the
hosts of the evening will be seniors Parrish Miller and Beau
Buster Byrnes.
"I saw two guys host the Golden Bricks when
I was a freshman and decided then and there that I would do
that when I was a senior," Miller said.  "Beau
Buster and I are gonna have a blast!"
The Bricks will begin at 6:30; admission is $5
for students and adults; proceeds from admission and from
audience voting go to the Senior Class.  Concessions will
be provided by the CHS Junior Class; all concession proceeds
will help finance this year's prom.  Due to the nature
of modern song lyrics and because of the show's
unpredictable nature, parents of young children are
cautioned.  Audiences from 4th grade and up are encouraged
to attend.
 

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