Christiansburg quartet wins the Growing the Future Talent Show
Christiansburg’s “Quadratonix,” made up of Caleb Caldwell, Leah Piemonte, Jessica Watson and Luke Williams, took first-place honors at the Shelor Motor Mile Growing the Future Talent Show on Oct. 20 at Christiansburg High School.
The group’s performance of “Pop Smash-Up” won them $2,500 and $20,000 for Christiansburg High School.
Friday that check was presented to the group in front of the entire Christiansburg High School student body by David Hagan of Shelor. Hagan handed a check made out for $20,000 to Williams and asked him what they were going to do with it.
“We’re going to give to Dr. Siers and give it back to the school,” Williams said as handed the check over to school principal Dr. Kevin Siers.
Siers said there had yet to be an official decision on how the school would use the money, but that repairing and upgrading the school’s auditorium would definitely be considered. He said he expects to soon form a committee to budget the money that will include school faculty and as well as members of “Quadratonix.”
As for those members of the winning act, each agreed the accomplishment ranked among the highest of their high school career, however Caldwell, who arranged the piece along side Piemonte, pointed out that winning was never their real motivation for performing.
“The thing is, we just do it for the fun of it,” Caldwell said.
Moriah Hinton of Pulaski County High School took second place, winning $1,500 and $10,000 for her school, while Radford High School won $5,000 and Sara Davis $1,000 for her third-place finish. Megan Carlier won $500 and $2,500 for Blacksburg High School for fourth.
– Submitted by Shelor Motor Mile
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