TALENT: Jack Ryan (drums) with Jamil Khaleel, Brian Kelleher, Ethan McKeon and Kirill Healy at The Killarney Community College ‘Who’s Got Talent’ event on Friday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

It was very apparent on Friday last that local students have plenty of talent as they took part in the final of the Killarney Community College, ‘Who’s Got Talent 2019’.

The school was awash with musicians, singers and there was even some magic tricks up one student’s sleeve.

The event, which is now in its tenth year, was organised by teachers Mary Fuller, Denise O’Sullivan and Joanna Hughes. Students went through four weeks of auditions, and of the 23 entries, the final eight acts battled it out in the grand final.

The glamorous judges included teachers; Siobhan O’Brien, Ciaran Gallagher, Mike Lynch and student judge Grainne O’Sullivan.

And the winners who received trophies and vouchers were announced as Rachel Griffen in first place, who sang her own original song called ‘Lazy Generation’ winning €100, magician Jamil Khaleel won second prize bagging himself €75, while talented drummer Jack Ryan, was delighted to be placed third – winning €50.

“This is the tenth year of this very successful event which showcased the vast talents within the college,” teacher Joanna Hughes said.

“The school’s spirit is uplifted when the whole school community shares their many talents.”

Teacher Denise O’Sullivan added that the talent show is one of the highlights in the arts calendar in the school.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the amazing talents of the students,” she added.

Students tutored by Mary Fuller also presented at the event.

“This event is student led from beginning to end, giving a warm glow to everyone leaving the college on a sunny Friday,” Mary said.



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