High school swim team uses talent show as fundraiser | East Oregonian

Of course, fundraising is almost always a prat of the process. Here’s an Oregon high school swim team that uses a talent show to help defray their travel expenses.

The Hermiston High School swim team is seeking participants for its annual talent show.

People from across the region are invited to try out for the show. In addition, all ages and talents are welcome. Auditions are Thursday Dec. 7 and Tuesday Dec. 12 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the school’s main commons, 600 S. First St., Hermiston.

In its eighth year, the talent show serves as the team’s only fundraiser, which helps defray transportation expenses for practices at the Blue Mountain Community College pool. Talent show organizer Lynne Hamblin said the swim team has the highest travel costs of all the high school athletic teams.

With limited funds coming from the school district, she said the Booster Club has been “amazing” by diving in to help with the team’s expenses. The talent show fundraiser, which brought in $3,600 last year, helps makes ends meet, Hamblin added.

Team members, Hamblin said, assist with the fundraiser by sharing their talents, as well as behind-the-scenes help with the sound booth and other activities to stage the show. Also, each year, a special team performance makes a big splash.

Growing in popularity over the years, Hamblin said they typically showcase 30 acts. Awards will be presented for best of show, and two age groups: middle school and younger, and high school to adults. Winners will receive gift cards.

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