Tech’s Got Talent preliminary round getting ready to start

The preliminary round of the annual Tech’s Got Talent competition is Oct. 16 at 8.p.m in Witherspoon Auditorium.

“This event is great way for students to show off their tal­ents and provide students with a fun event during homecom­ing week,” Student Activities Board Social Events Chairman Trey Starks said. Starks, a journalism-public relations major from Bigelow, said he is in charge of “holding tryouts, book­ing emcees, finding judges and making sure the talent has whatever they need.”

Evan Ashmore, a mechanical engineering major from Batesville, said he is excited about Tech’s Got Talent. He will play the guitar and sing in this year’s event.

“I started playing guitar when I was 13 and started per­forming when I was 18. My dad and brother also have both played and performed their whole life,” Ashmore said. “I think talent shows are great because the performers can be very interactive with the crowd.”

“Tech’s Got Talent is a great way for students to share their talents and let the audience have a good time,” Marcos Aguilar, a Spanish major from Russellville, said. Aguilar said he is excited about how Tech’s Got Talent can involve stu­dents.

“I think it is a great way to have students get involved be­cause it allows for vulnerability, and shows that they really are passionate about their talent,” Aquilar said.

Finals for Tech’s Got Talent will be held Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Additional information about Tech’s Got Talent is available by contacting Starks at