Teens give a Hootenanny
March 27, 2009 · 2:13 PM
High school students danced, sang and even chugged milk during Wednesday’s “Hootenanny,” the annual talent show.
The event raised about $1,200 for Oak Harbor High School’s junior class, after a turnout of nearly 240 people.
Junior class advisor Ellen Christensen described the show as “serious talent with goofiness in between.”
The emcees held a milk chugging contest in between skits, but given that all the emcees were seniors, only one carton contained milk. The freshman were given cottage cheese.
The seniors also mimicked Tom Cruise in “Risky Business” by performing in their skivvies.
“Thank God they had pants on under their underwear,” Christensen said.
Performances included two rock bands, Trusty Hot Dogs and Fiendish Monday, two guitarists, dancers “The Git-It-Girls” and several singers.
“The crowd loved it. There were little standing ovations for each performance,” Christensen said.
She added that this has been a busy week for juniors, who also organized Saturday’s “Tolo,” a girl-asks-boy dance, and “Mr. OHHS,” a male talent competition.
The money raised will be used for senior activities next year, including prom and graduation.