Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosts ‘Surry’s Got Talent’


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Alex Casstevens of Jonesville won third place in the Surry Community College Phi Theta Kappa “Surry’s Got Talent” competition for his vocal performance of “More Than a Name on a Wall” made popular by the country music group The Statler Brothers, while playing the cajon.


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The Surry Community College chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted a student talent competition — “Surry’s Got Talent” — on April 21. Winners are, from left, second place Andrew Cox of Boonville, first place Susanna Minter of Mount Airy, honorable mention Geoffrey Walker of Elkin, and third place Alex Casstevens of Jonesville.


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The Alpha Xi Tau chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted “Surry’s Got Talent” on April 21. Eleven student acts competed for prizes. Contestants are, from left, Geoffrey Walker of Elkin, Andrew Cox of Boonville, Mindy Benfield and Brooke Sealey, both of State Road, Anna Hendrix of Elkin, Jessy Norman of Pilot Mountain, Kayla Holleman of Jonesville, Susanna Minter of Mount Airy, Bailey Strickland of Mount Airy, and Alex Casstevens of Jonesville. Not pictured are William Easter and Caitlin Hollar.


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DOBSON — The Alpha Xi Tau Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society at Surry Community College recently held “Surry’s Got Talent,” a talent competition in which students competed for prizes.

As students, faculty, and community members filed into the seats of the Teaching Auditorium on Surry’s campus, they were in for a treat. With 11 acts total, “Surry’s Got Talent” boasted quite an exciting lineup — from a magic act to a 1980s throwback dance routine, there was something for everyone.

Geoffrey Walker of Elkin received honorable mention for his original composition on the piano. Alex Casstevens of Jonesville took third place by playing the cajon while singing “More Than a Name on a Wall” made popular by the country music group The Statler Brothers. Andrew Cox of Boonville won second place by entertaining the crowd with magic card tricks. The night’s big winner, Susanna Minter of Mount Airy, won first place for her traditional Irish dance number.

PTK advisor Kennette Thomas was pleased by the show’s outcome. She said, “We were thrilled with the level of talent displayed by all participants, as well as the variety of talent we were able to attract,” adding that the club hopes to turn the talent show into an annual tradition.

PTK raised $333 through admissions and concession sales. The funds raised will be used for chapter management and development including leadership training, conferences, and induction ceremonies.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, Peru, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 130,000 students inducted annually.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa, contact PTK’s Faculty Advisor Kennette Thomas at 336-386-3283 or [email protected] or go to www.ptk.org. Follow the local organization on www.facebook.com/surryPhiThetaKappa.

Alex Casstevens of Jonesville won third place in the Surry Community College Phi Theta Kappa “Surry’s Got Talent” competition for his vocal performance of “More Than a Name on a Wall” made popular by the country music group The Statler Brothers, while playing the cajon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Talent-Show-Alex.jpgAlex Casstevens of Jonesville won third place in the Surry Community College Phi Theta Kappa “Surry’s Got Talent” competition for his vocal performance of “More Than a Name on a Wall” made popular by the country music group The Statler Brothers, while playing the cajon. Submitted photo

The Surry Community College chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted a student talent competition — “Surry’s Got Talent” — on April 21. Winners are, from left, second place Andrew Cox of Boonville, first place Susanna Minter of Mount Airy, honorable mention Geoffrey Walker of Elkin, and third place Alex Casstevens of Jonesville.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Talent-Show-Winners.jpgThe Surry Community College chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted a student talent competition — “Surry’s Got Talent” — on April 21. Winners are, from left, second place Andrew Cox of Boonville, first place Susanna Minter of Mount Airy, honorable mention Geoffrey Walker of Elkin, and third place Alex Casstevens of Jonesville. Submitted photo

The Alpha Xi Tau chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted “Surry’s Got Talent” on April 21. Eleven student acts competed for prizes. Contestants are, from left, Geoffrey Walker of Elkin, Andrew Cox of Boonville, Mindy Benfield and Brooke Sealey, both of State Road, Anna Hendrix of Elkin, Jessy Norman of Pilot Mountain, Kayla Holleman of Jonesville, Susanna Minter of Mount Airy, Bailey Strickland of Mount Airy, and Alex Casstevens of Jonesville. Not pictured are William Easter and Caitlin Hollar.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Talent-Show-Contestants.jpgThe Alpha Xi Tau chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted “Surry’s Got Talent” on April 21. Eleven student acts competed for prizes. Contestants are, from left, Geoffrey Walker of Elkin, Andrew Cox of Boonville, Mindy Benfield and Brooke Sealey, both of State Road, Anna Hendrix of Elkin, Jessy Norman of Pilot Mountain, Kayla Holleman of Jonesville, Susanna Minter of Mount Airy, Bailey Strickland of Mount Airy, and Alex Casstevens of Jonesville. Not pictured are William Easter and Caitlin Hollar. Submitted photo

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