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'Family acts' a highlight at Perham talent show

"Border Patrol," which features three Lorentz siblings, took first place at the Interact Talent Show April 10. From left Luke Lorentz, Hannah Lorentz, and 12-year-old Joe Lorentz.1 / 4
A trio of Murphy siblings also performed at the talent show, from left, Natalie, Mark and Patrick Murphy.2 / 4
Whitney Delaney won second place for her humorous speech.3 / 4
Winning third was 12-year-old Patrick Murphy, who played piano and harmonica, with a special harness, and also sang.4 / 4

Winners of the fourth annual Interact Talent Show kept it mostly in the family.

Actually, two families: The Murphys and the Lorentzs.

Winning first place was the classic rock band-with a pre-teen lead singer-"Border Patrol." Three of the five members of the rock ensemble are siblings.

The show was hosted by the Perham High School Interact chapter, April 10 at the high school auditorium.

Out front, playing bass, was 12-year-old Joe Lorentz. His 15-year-old sister Hannah plays drums, keyboards and also sings. Playing lead guitar, Luke Lorentz, 17. Rounding out the band, which is already playing professionally for private parties and night clubs, are David Stoll and Sam Babler. All are students in the Perham schools.

The Murpy family was well-represented, too. Twelve-year-old Mark won third place in the talent contest, playing piano and harmonica to Billy Joel's "Piano Man."

He also accompanied sister Natalie and brother Mark for a trio performance of a contemporary Christian song, which was later on the program. The Murphys are all students at Perham, too.

Winning second place, the only non-musical act, Whitney Delaney. A member of the Perham High School speech team, Delaney delivered her original story, which was a clever satire of Harry Potter.

Rounding out the talent contest were:

-Brian Howey and Mark Huebsch with a vocal guitar performance.

-Alphonse Schoeneberger, who performed an arrangement of the theme from the movie "Titanic."

-Sam Stoll, who sang and accompanied himself on guitar.

The Interact Club is a high school chapter affiliated with the Perham Area Rotary Club.

Proceeds from the show will be donated to the Perham Area Food Shelf.