Full-Out win at talent show creates partial controversy

The dance group Full-Out, which includes non-HHS-student members, won first place at the 2010 talent show.

The dance group Full-Out, which includes non-HHS-student members, won first place at the 2010 talent show.

By Sequinis Pye
Staff Writer
Controversy about the annual Talent Show winners has been circulating around campus after a dance crew, with only half of its members being HHS students, took first place.
The school had its annual talent show on May 14. However, the fact that the dance group Full-Out won caused controversy around campus, considering that only three of six people on the team attend Hillsborough.
The HHS students in Full-Out are seniors Michelle Washington and Brian Smith and junior Syrterrek Jones.
The other members were Keyanna Darrel, who is a student at Blake, as well as Brittany Sanders and Marcus Border, who both are Blake employees.
However, the rules of the talent show permit a group to perform in the show as long as one student comes here to the school.
Some students, once informed of the situation, felt it wasn’t right for the group to enter if some of the competitors weren’t HHS students.
Freshman Jasmine Seals, who didn’t attend the show, said “I don’t think it’s fair…if only a couple come here, that’s not really fair to others.”
Others feel that it wasn’t that much of a big deal.  Assistant Principal Harley Shaw said, “I would think it should be all HHS students if we’re going to call it the HHS Talent Show.
“Personally, he said, “I could see where it would have to be maybe students not in the school.”
“I don’t believe it’s an issue. It’s a talent show, and it would be wrong to not let people compete because they don’t go to our school,” said Full-Out member Washington.

The dance group Full-Out, which includes non-HHS-student members, won first place at the 2010 talent show.