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NSU President’s Leadership Class presents Tahlequah’s Got Talent

Published 4/19/18

Jalen Porter

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The President Leadership Class has an affect on NSU’s future students. Students who receive the PLC scholarship typically display outstanding leadership capabilities and have an exceptional academic record. Many universities across the country have a President's Leadership Class. However, NSU PLC was founded in 1974.

The President's Leadership Class is a scholarship program designed to promote and enhance leadership skills in individuals. In order to apply for this scholarship, high school seniors must make a composite score of a 20 or higher on the ACT and show exceptional leadership and growth in their high school organizations. Students that have applied and been accepted into PLC receive a four-year scholarship. The students in this scholarship program meets regularly to help form a bond between its members.

“PLC is an incredibly prestigious program for select students upon coming into college, it ends up being almost a full ride to college so it benefits me because I’ll graduate debt free,” said Meisha Floyd, PLC president.

This year, PLC is partnering with Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity to present a Tahlequah’s Got Talent competition. The show will raise funds for the community and for the scholarship. Anyone in the community, groups and individuals, have entered to compete against each other.

“By producing this talent show, we are hoping to reach a broad range of people,” said Haley Hefner, PLC fundraising chair. “We are reaching out to not only NSU students, but also to the community in hopes to promote the talent in the Tahlequah area.”

Contestant’s performances have a time limit of four minutes. A sound system and technicians are provided. Contestants are required to bring their own performance materials such as CD, phone or an instrument. Lyrics and presentation must be acceptable in a family environment. Performances will be judged on stage attendance, artistic performance, audience response and musical talent content. There will be first, second and third place prizes for the contestants.

“Tahlequah’s Got Talent is always fun to see,” said Jacob Drysdale, Arnold, MO. junior. “There are so many hidden talents in this community.”

The competition will also feature a crowd pleaser award. Each contestant is asked to bring a decorated donation jar with their performance group or individual name on it for a chance to win the crowd pleaser award. The jar with the most donations wins the award and the donations will go to the Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity organization.

Registration forms and admission tickets are available at the Habitat for Humanity office at 816 South College Ave., or at the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce at 123 E. Delaware St. General admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. The event is at 6 p.m., Friday April 20 in the Webb Auditorium.

For more information, email Floyd at

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