Congratulations NSU’s Got Talent Winners!

NSU's Got Talent -- Riff Tides
The group, Riff Tides, won first place at NSU's Got Talent on Saturday, March 22. Members of the group include: Jen Chia, Katie Pope, Marianne Martinez, Jannette Becerra, Amanda Kopale, Sailey Regueiro, and Janisse Castillo.

Seventeen different acts competed in the 5th Annual NSU’s Got Talent, a two-day talent show held at NSU March 21-22.

Congratulations to all who participated!  And the winners are…

First Place: The Riff Tides (Jen Chia, Katie Pope, Marianne Martinez, Jeannette Becerra, Amanda Kopale, Sailey Regueiro and Janisse Castillo) won  $1,000.

Second Place: The Sharkettes dance team (Ashley Vaughn, Seraphina Perry, Brianna Johnson, Lindsey Arnold, Catalina Venegas, Giana Buttacavoli, Richelle Garrido and Tamara Jacobs) won $500.

Third Place: World Crew (Raji Murigan, Jackie Jornadal, Mohiuddin Ifaz, Miranda Persaud and Carolina Canceledo) won $250, and represented the NSU student organization, Rotaract.

Click here to view photos from NSU’s Got Talent.

The three judge panel consisted of Carol Galladian, assistant director of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement; Mike Prociuk, assistant director of Intramural Sports and Special Events; and Desmond Daniels, area coordinator of FFV/CLC. The judges scored the acts based on originality, creativity, crowd reaction, energy, dress, use of time and overall performance. Because of the quality of the talent this year, the top 6 acts were selected to perform in the final round the second day. The top 6 included Riff Tides (acapella singing group), Sharkettes (modern dance team) , World Crew (multi-cultural dance team), Signing Sharks (Song in Sign Language), Lambda Theta Phi (Piano, Song and Dance) and Urban Renaissance (Powerful singing).  The top three winning performances walked away with money for their respective student organizations.

The Sharkettes dance team won second place at NSU's Got Talent. Members of the group include: Ashley Vaughn, Brianna Johnson, Seraphina Perry, Lindsey Arnold, Catalina Venegas, Giana Buttacavoli, Richelle Garrido, and Tamaram Jacobs. (Not pictured are the team's coaches: Amanda Smith and Rachel Salveson).
World Crew
World Crew won third place at NSU's Got Talent. Members of the group included: Raji Murigan, Mohiuddin Ifaz, Jackie Jornadal, Miranda Persuad, and Carolina Cancelado.

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