The Sailors' Log
Men's Quartet takes first at showcaseThursday, March 29, 2007 By Chris Mattson
One thing is “4Shore” – the 26th annual West Michigan Student Showcase was nothing short of spectacular. 4Shore, Shores representatives in the Performing Arts Group category, received first place for their rendition of “Swing Down Chariot.” “It was the best we’ve performed,” senior Logan Kartes said. “Heading in, we just wanted to do our best. We weren’t expecting to finish first; we just wanted to have fun.” The members of the group included Kartes, junior Nate Ayers, senior David Abdelkader, and senior Andrew Krispin. The quartet perfomed on day one, March 21, of Showcase in sailor suits. When the winners were announced on day two, March 22, the foursome was not able to pick up their $1,000 or their trophy because they were performing in Les Miserables at the school. In addition to the performing group, senior Alicia Magnuson also placed. Magnuson took second in the Visual Arts category with her color pastel drawing, Behavior of Reflections. “(When I entered the competition), I felt that I had a chance of finishing in the top three,” Magnuson said. “(To celebrate), I took a picture by (my piece). Other representatives competing for Shores included senior Lauren Anderegg and junior Devin McCarty. Anderegg danced to “Feelin’ Good” by The Pussycat Dolls in the Performing Arts Individual category, and McCarty entered two chapters from his story Fall for the Literary Arts category. Senior Laura Sutton, who boasts a 4.254 GPA, was Shores’ Academic representative. Athletic nominees Kayla Barkett and Eric McPherson, both seniors, also took part in Showcase.