OFA Key Club's annual talent show produces winners
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 1:01 pm

Freshman Cadence Payne and junior Hailey Weber took first place in the Upper Division of OFA’s Key Club Spring Talent Show. Grant Putman took second place. MacKenzie Spicer and Gerald Sovie took third. Photo by Jim Reagan.

OGDENSBURG – The Ogdensburg Free Academy team of junior Hailey Weber and freshman Cadence Payne took first place in the Upper Division of the Key Club’s Spring Talent Show with their rendition of “For Good” from the Broadway production of Wicked

Emceed by OFA Key Club President Anton Skamperle and Vice President Alex Pinkerton, the Key Club’s annual spring production featured 16 performances by 25 dancers, singers and musicians in Ogdensburg’s oldest talent show.

"The OFA Key Club would like to thank all of the young people who helped make our show possible," said Ogdensburg Kiwanis Club Advisor James E. Reagen. "For over 20 years, our shows have helped put a spotlight on some of the North Country's most talented student performers."

Dancer Grant Putman took second place in the upper division with his performance of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.”

Third place winners were singer Mackenzie Spicer and electric guitar player Gerald Sovie who performed “Sweet Home Alabama.”

In the elementary division, Brooke Irvine took first place singing “Peter Pan” by Kelsea Ballerini.

Delia Payne took second place singing “Requiem” from Dear Evan Hansen.

Jackson Duprey, who performed “Take It Easy” on guitar, tied for third place with Gabby Paradis who played “Mist” on piano.

Stage crew members included Alec and Nick LaCombe and Cody Fifield under the direction of Faculty Advisor Christina Frank.

The judges were Charlotte Miller, Ruth Lincoln, Donna Reagen, Misty Fishel and Ruth Anne Barklay.

Bob Ladouceur provided lighting and sound services.

Brooke Irvine took first place in the Ogdensburg Free Academy Key Club’s spring talent show, elementary division. Delia Payne took second place while Jackson Duprey and Gabby Paradis tied for third. Photo by Jim Reagan.