More than 700 Trinity students, parents, and friends watched as students shared their talents on Saturday, November 3 at the annual Trollstock competition in the Ozinga Chapel. The event included traditional singing performances along with some unique acts.
The competition featured 21 different performances that were judged on their creativity, overall talent, and the audience’s response. The first-place winners “Sync or Swim” performed a synchronized “swimming” routine on stage.
One of the favorite acts every year is James Nelson, a security officer at the College. Nelson was not able to sing last year, so his return to the stage was especially anticipated. Nelson received the “Fan Favorite” award, based on audience response, after singing “Bridge over Troubled Water.”
Congratulations to this year’s prize winners:
1st place ($200): Kaitlin Feddema ’14 of Kalamazoo, Michigan; Kirsten Harms ’14 of Tinley Park, Illinois; Melissa Kiel ’14 of Kalamazoo, Michigan; Becky Vanderzee ’14 of Dyer, Indiana; Nate Hendrikse ’14 of Oostburg, Wisconsin; and Joe Blom ’14 of Pella, Iowa, for their Sync or Swim performance
2nd place ($100): Joshua DeJong ’14 of Plainfield, Illinois, and Rochelle Burke ’14 of Downers Grove, Illinois, for their percussion duet
Best Group Performance ($50): Rachel Slager ’16 of Westchester, Illinois; Kaitlynn Evans ’16 of Bourbonnais, Illinois; and Mekayla Knol ’16 of Coalhurst, Alberta, for their song about Trinity
Best Solo Performance ($50): Alyssa Prasse ’16 of Algonquin, Illinois, for the song “Someone Like You” by Adele
Fan Favorite ($50): James Nelson for the song “Bridge over Troubled Water”