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OJC Press Release ID: 2718

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

IRO’s Talent Show Once Again A Success


The Otero Junior College International Relations Organization (IRO) hosted their annual talent show on Nov. 9 in the Ed Stafford Theatre.

Eight performers dared the crowd in the hopes taking first place. The performers included: Isabel Hussein Mao, Joseph Eubank, Alecia Rumrill, MacKenzie King, Mitchell Bauer, “No Shot” aka Grace O’Neill, McClain Walker, Alba Vera and Molly Ostrowski, Justin Bolden and Josh Collins-Redd.

First place went to Justin Bolden singing Ben E. King’s classic “Stand By Me”, second went to Isabel Hussein Mao singing and playing guitar to Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. Third place went to Joseph Eubanks singing and playing guitar to Ed Sheeran’s “Give Me Love”.

Three of OJC’s faculty members were recruited to judge: Lisa Bamber, Chelsea Herasingh and Cas Litle. The judges did not have an easy job this year as all contestants gave the crowd an awesome performance.

For the first time in OJC history the event was live streamed. With the help of the live streaming the International students’ families were able to view the event. Wallace also expressed her appreciation to Megan Hotchkiss-Trejo, the Coordinator of Educational Technology, for helping to make the live streaming possible.

Also assisting with the event was Larry Shirley, the Theatre Technical Director, who was responsible for the technical aspects of the show lighting, sound, and set up. Shirley assisted the performers, making sure the stage was set for them.

Wallace says the support of this event means a lot to the students who belong to IRO.

“Once again our IRO Talent Show was a great success. I want to thank our three judges and appreciate the excellent turnout of OJC faculty, staff and students. We thank everyone that helped with the Talent Show and made it a truly entertaining evening,” said Wallace.


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The 2017 Talent Show Performers all together after a successful night.