Students showcase talents during NABJ’s Apollo Night

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — As Welcome Week continued, students showcased their hidden talents at Apollo Night.

Students sang, rapped, and danced on the big stage during Apollo Night in the Trojan Center Ballrooms. Apollo Night is an annual event that takes place during Troy University’s Welcome Week. The talent show is hosted by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

“It was just really fun,” said participant Shaquoria Marsh. “I had a really good time. It was nice to get back on campus, being a part of Welcome Week.”

Not only did the show give participants a chance to express their skills, audience members got to participate, too. Students were able to vote for the winner of the talent show and compete for door prizes.

“It’s basically to show off other people’s talents,” said NABJ President Dylan Seymore. “If someone could sing, if someone can dance, someone’s got comedy, we want to put the spotlight on them. That way they can show off their talents and basically show off their own brand.”

Apollo Night also served as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club. Guests were encouraged to make a $5 donation.

“We want to give back to the community, we want to host the workshops for our students, we basically want to have a presence for black journalists on campus.”

To learn more about NABJ, visit its website.