Thornton's Got Talent


Thornton Elementary School held its second annual “Thornton’s Got Talent” show on Friday, April 26, and Parent Teacher Organization teacher Liaison Kelley Cerbo said it was another massive success.

Cerbo said the event involves students from grades one through five performing for a panel of judges, which this year included Johnston Dance and Performing Arts director Donna Tellier, Superintendent of Johnston Schools Bernard DiLullo and clerk Cheryl Arnold.

“So the first year was just kind of a, ‘Oh, let’s try it. What’s the worst that can happen?’ Then the parents really enjoyed it,” Cerbo said. “This year we got some repeat acts, but some different ones as well. Obviously, the first-graders are different.”

First-graders Yanise Calderon Rodriguez and Logan Cramer both earned a first-place finish in the singing category. Second-grader Brooker Charpentier won first place for dancing, while third-grader Brooklyn Russillo received top marks for piano. Edwin Chen took home first place in piano for the grades four and five division.


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