Teams choreograph dances to entertain audience
THE SANTA CLARA
February 6, 2014
High energy enveloped St. Clare’s Church this past Thursday during the Alpha Phi sorority’s annual talent show, Star Search. The event was the biggest it has ever been this year, featuring 35 teams and more than 500 participants.
Various organizations, including Greek houses, sports teams and on-campus groups, performed dance routines to musical medleys.
“People are beginning to get a little stressed with midterms and group projects,” said senior Niki Petroff, vice president of marketing for Star Search. “Star Search is a good way for people to forget about school for a few hours, let loose and just have a good time.”
Students cheered and fist-pumped for the Pike Seniors team, which took home the first-place prize. The Alpha Delta Pi juniors team placed second in the competition followed by Emergency Medical Service staff, which placed third. Judges scored teams based on choreography, costumes, creativity and Alpha Phi spirit. EMS received a standing ovation after its routine.
Tickets sold for $7, and Star Search raised over $12,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation to support women’s heart health. The Santa Clara Alpha Phi chapter has sponsored Star Search for over 30 years.
“We are extremely proud of our contributions to the Alpha Phi Foundation,” said Petroff. “But I think I speak for the entire chapter when I say we are also proud of the way Star Search brings so many people together from all over the university.”
Contact Eryn Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (408) 554-4852.