Oakville’s Got Talent


On Saturday, Feb. 18, several of Oakville’s talented middle school and high school students competed in the annual Oakville’s Got Talent talent show.

Cassidy McNeal (12) performed an acoustic version of “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls and won the overall competition. Curtis Halbrook (11), Kerri Mcfarland (11) and Sophia Indelicato (11) won the people’s choice prize for performing “Unstoppable God” by Elevation Worship. Halbrook played the guitar, McFarland sang, and Indelicato played the djembe. The competition was judged by Jordan Cox, Andrea Robb and former OHS choir teacher, Paula Martin. Both acts won a cash prize for their talent.

“At first I was not sure if I won or not because I felt like I just imagined that he said my name,” said McNeal. “I was pretty shocked because all of the contestants were ridiculously talented.” McNeal has participated in Oakville’s Got Talent all four years of high school.

“My favorite part of being involved was being able to watch and listen to all the other acts,” Halbrook said. The people’s choice award is voted on by the audience throughout the competition. The winning acts enjoyed their overall experience as well.

The middle school winners were also Sean Petric for performing a juggling act and Gavin Sandvoss for singing “Love Runs” out by One Republic. Oakville’s Got Talent’s proceedings go to support the choir program.