Each April the A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel fills with students for the most anticipated Campus Events Council (CEC) event of the year—the Golden Goose.
A competition amongst 12 male nominees, three from each class, the Golden Goose is an opportunity for the men of Gordon to show off their singing, dancing and acting skills. This year’s show will be on April 15, 2011, at 8 P.M. in the A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel.
“Preparing for Goose takes a lot of hard work, from planning the acts to nailing dances and high notes,” says Jon Ramey, last year’s Golden Goose winner. “But it’s totally worth the effort and fun for everyone involved.”
According to Josh Wymore, CEC advisor, his staff and the nominees have been preparing their acts since early March in hopes of making this year’s Golden Goose the best in the event’s history.
“I’ve sat in on the dance practices and die laughing every single time,” says Aleah Tarnoviski, CEC director. “Our choreographers are doing a fabulous job, and the boys are pretty great dancers.”
For most of the nominees, performing on stage is a new venture. “It’s stressful at times because a lot of thought and effort goes into ideas for videos, songs and dances, but working with this group has been a great experience,” says Greg Walker, a senior nominee. “I’m looking forward to making a fool of myself on stage with my attempts at dancing.”
This year’s nominees include freshmen Chase Badgett, Owen Williams and Dave Hanson; sophomores Ryan Coil, Mac Gostow and Sam Guthrie; juniors Doug Barker, Drew Elsaesser and Ricky Marte; and seniors Andrew Van Rheenen, Gregory Walker and Austin Bentson.