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Visually-impaired guitarist wins TSC Got Talent contest
TSC’s Office of Student Life hosted the first Got Talent show on Oct. 16, 2015 at the SETB Lecture Hall. Ángel Ruiz won first place with his interpretation of Cielito Lindo.TSC’s Office of Student Life hosted the first Got Talent show on Oct. 16, 2015 at the SETB Lecture Hall. Ángel Ruiz won first place with his interpretation of “Cielito Lindo.”

Texas Southmost College's Office of Student Life hosted the first annual TSC Got Talent exhibition talent show on Oct. 16, 2015 for students during Disability Awareness Month at the SETB Lecture Hall.

TSC Got Talent contestantsSeveral performances of differing varieties were held, ranging from a cappella groups and instrumental performances to stylized dance routines. Prizes were awarded to the top three acts participating in the talent show.

"Our goal is to promote our services and show the TSC family that we have talent," said TSC Sign Language Interpreter Carol Sandoval. "We want to inspire people to continue their education despite any obstacle or challenge."

After the show, the winners were decided through crowd applause.

Guitarist Angel Ruiz, a visually impaired TSC student, was awarded first place on the applause meter for his rendition of "Cielto Lindo."

"It feels so great," said Ruiz. "I'm so happy. It was nice getting to participate and I'm glad they were able to come up with this type of event."

Thomas Chávez claimed second place for the dance routine "Electro Dance," and Adán and Isai Mondragón took third for their interpretation of "Te Quiero Tanto."

TSC's Got Talent show rounded off a series of events held by Student Life to promote well-being and student involvement during Disability Awareness Month.

About Texas Southmost College
Originally established in 1926, Texas Southmost College currently offers the first two years toward a bachelor's degree, along with career and technical education leading to certificates and associate degrees, college preparatory studies to prepare students for college-level work, workforce training, and continuing education. Recently selected as a Bright Spot by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, TSC offers 53 programs of study leading to an associate degree or certificate. TSC became independently operational in the fall of 2013, after engaging in a 20-year contractual arrangement with a public university.