Photos by Nick Helms
The weather may have been cold, but the talent was hot at UWA’s annual Serendipity talent show held on Oct. 25.
Each year as part of UWA’s homecoming festivities, the Campus Activities Board (CAB) hosts Serendipity. This year, Serendipity had 24 acts.
“This year was the most contestants we have had in history” says Kylee Koch, Marketing Director for CAB.
Acts at Serendipity ranged from stepping, dancing, singing, skits, and much more. Bre Thompson won the judges over with her singing of “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys, landing her in first place. Phi Mu Fraternity came in second place with their dance routine and coming in third place with a dance routine was Delta Chi Fraternity.
“There is a lot of hard work that goes into the annual Serendipity talent show,” says Trent Spruell, member of Delta Chi fraternity. “My brothers and I practiced several hours each day for a week and a half leading up to the talent show. We were ecstatic to win 3rd place, but after it was all over we really felt that we had put on one of the best performances that Serendipity has had in a long time and at that point we didn’t care about if we placed or not,” says Spruell.
Not only do winners of Serendipity get bragging rights, they receive cash prizes as well. First place was awarded $1000, second place was awarded $750 and third place was awarded $500.
Serendipity falls on the Wednesday of Homecoming week each year at the University of West Alabama.