ADPi raises money

Lindsay Smith, Guest Writer

Alpha Delta Pi Sorority hosted their annual ADPi Idol fundraiser to benefit Ronald McDonald House on Tuesday, April 9 in McNair Auditorium.

This year, the show was expanded to include not only musical talent, but any other talents the eight contestants wished to showcase. Acts included Anthony Gavalas, junior biology major, singing “The Joker” by Steve Miller Band and a dance routine performed by Jonathan Greene, senior, who dressed as Darth Vader.

Tickets to the show cost $5 or $3 with the donation of soda can tabs.  The event turnout included parents, members of the community and student organizations.  Patricia Helzer, senior nursing major, was in attendance along with other members of the Panhellenic sororities to support Alpha Delta Pi.

“I have come to ADPi Idol for the past four years, and it is always a great show,” Helzer said. “I enjoy watching the contestants showcase their talents and sharing my Panhellenic love.”

A guest speaker from Ronald McDonald House was present to thank ADPi for their efforts and commend the audience for their support.

According to contestant Morgan Mason, sophomore psychology major, the crowd was involved and supportive throughout all of the performances.

“Some people get nervous when performing in front of an audience,” Mason said. “It was really comforting to have a room full of people cheering you on through the whole thing.”

During the tabulation of the judges’ scores, a student band known as “My Friend’s Band” performed a cover of Sublime’s “Santeria” and a few original pieces.

Elizabeth McRae, senior psychology major, was named the winner for her performance of “You and I” by Lady Gaga and was presented with a check for $100.