BY ADAM WILSON, Assistant Scene Editor
Twenty-seven acts competed Tuesday night at the annual Mr. and Ms. Central talent competition. The two winning acts were the musical duo of Roger Schuettke and Jake Hibbard from Stephens-Whitney hall, and singer Kenlee Guss from Quigley hall.
How does it feel to win Mr. and Ms. Central?
Hibbard (junior): Well we did it last year. Me and Roger both did it separately and came up short, and it feels pretty awesome.
Schuettke (sophomore sociology): It feels pretty good man. We just like making music. We’ve been making music together for a long time.
Guss (freshman): Winning is great but performing is the best part about it.
Schuettke: Exactly, definitely performing is way better.
Why did you audition for your resident hall’s talent competition?
Schuettke: [Jake and I] like making music and we like sharing our talents with other people and that’s about it.
Guss: I just loved singing and it seemed like a fun thing to do.
How did you get into your talent?
Schuettke: Jake and I started singing in middle school together, actually, in choir. Just growing up we sang all throughout choir together in high school.
Guss: I started singing in choir and then I did voice lessons and competed throughout high school. It was fun.
Why did you come to Central?
Schuettke: I originally came here for the music program, but I dropped out of the music program. Sociology!
Hibbard: [Ellensburg is] just a great town. I love it, it’s small and quiet. A really nice place, great people. I love it here.
Guss: I love the area and everyone’s really friendly, and it’s just a great school.
Why do you think you deserved to win?
Schuettke: I think everyone deserved to win. That breakdancer was pretty frickin’ awesome. Everyone should’ve won tonight.
Hibbard: There’s a lot of really good talent up there and I honestly didn’t think we were going to win.
Guss: Yeah, I didn’t think I was going to win either. It’s cool I guess, but everyone deserves recognition so it was great.