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Ohio Hi-Point students show off talents

Three Ohio Hi-Point Career Center students walked away with a combined $500 in cash prizes after the school hosted its first OHP’s Got Talent contest Friday.

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Jonathan Wheeler, center, and his brothers Christopher, left, and Jeremy, a Riverside school district performing trio known as the Wheeler Brothers, sing the song Some Nights by Fun at Ohio Hi- Point’s first OHP’s Got Talent contest. They took home first place and $250. FRONT PAGE: Dalton Worley twirls Ninja Poi LED sticks as his
partner Matthew Kemp, both of the Graham school district, looks on from the stage. The dancing duo received an honorable mention for their creative act

The school previously hosted a battle of the bands contest, but changed the event to reach more students, and a total of 12 acts performed in the event.

The top honors went to a trio of brothers from Riverside School District known as the Wheeler Brothers.

“This is different than most talent shows we’ve been to. It’s a lot more laid back and casual,” the oldest of the three, Jonathan Wheeler, said. “Usually they are a lot more proper. But we dressed proper anyway.”

Sporting matching black suits and red ties, the brothers, which also include Christopher and Jeremy, sang an a cappella version of Fun’s Some Nights.

When asked what his favorite music is, Christopher stated he “likes hard core rap. Yo!” while Jeremy said he “just likes having fun on stage.”

They took home $250, while Michael “Big Mike” Robinson collected $150 for second and Carissa Magnuson earned $100 for third.

The event raised more than $500 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

For more on the event, pick up a copy of Monday's Examiner.

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