For the ninth year, some of the many talented students from McCallie and Girls Preparatory School gathered to perform at GPS/McCallie Got Talent. This year’s show, held Sunday afternoon at Frierson Theater on the campus of GPS, was perhaps even more special than other years.
GPS senior Tia Kemp ended the show performing “Rise Up” by Audra Day and was joined on stage by McCallie sophomore Will Hunt, who is recovering after heart transplant surgery last fall. Will has made great progress but has yet to return to school, so his performance with Tia was his first public appearance since illness forced him to leave school for treatment at Vanderbilt University Hospital.
GPS/McCallie Got Talent was won this year by McCallie’s George Arrowsmith with his impression of President Donald Trump. Second place went to The Wheels (McCallie’s Luke Parker, Connor Quinn, Kevin O'Boyle and Arthur Lebovitz), who performed Van Halen’s “Jump.”
Allen Liu and Ethan Farham finished third performing "Pirates of the Caribbean Theme" on violin and piano. Anna Croxall took fourth for playing piano and singing "Need the Sun to Break" by James Bay, and Nikki Goldbach and Zyan Wynn rounded out the top five with a spoken word piece. GPS student Anabelle Clower was the Middle School winner with her performance of "A Change is Gonna Come" by Seal.