Penn State Homecoming Holds Annual “For the Glory” Talent Show

Story posted October 4, 2019 in News, CommRadio by Michael Sneff

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - To continue Penn State’s 100th annual homecoming celebration this week, Penn State Homecoming held the annual For the Glory Talent Show in Schwab Auditorium Tuesday night.

Over a dozen student groups performed, ranging in fields from singing to dancing to skits and more. Hundreds of students and performers packed the building, ready to see their friends embrace what homecoming is all about.

Lauren Myers, the public relations director for homecoming, said that the night was one of her personal favorites of the week, displaying great insight into what kind of talent Penn State has to offer.

“We have it all,” Myers said. “I think everyone will enjoy it because it’s a night to kind of just relax and see your friends you might know… We’re just super excited to celebrate the 100th homecoming.”

Acts who placed in the top three qualified to perform at THON 2020 this spring. The top three at this year’s show were acapella group Coda Conduct, the Lion Ambassadors with their skit “So You Think You Can Story,” and the overall winner Penn State Dance Alliance for its choreographed routine.

Kelsey Wolf, a member of Penn State Dance Alliance, said that she was ecstatic after the win and is excited to keep performing with her friends moving forward.

“I really enjoy the homecoming talent show, performing tonight was really fun,” Wolf said. “When we were backstage, we could hear the crowd. It got us really hyped up to get us on stage.”

The talent show was only a part of the week-long festivities. With a carnival on the HUB lawn Wednesday and the iconic parade on Friday, the 100th homecoming is sure looking like its worth its billing.

 

Michael Sneff is a senior majoring in digital/print journalism and political science. To contact him, email mbs5797@psu.edu.