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Avery Fields sings during a talent show Saturday at Yongsan Garrison. He took 2nd place, winning a trophy and a $100 prize.
Avery Fields sings during a talent show Saturday at Yongsan Garrison. He took 2nd place, winning a trophy and a $100 prize. (T.D. Flack / S&S)

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — When Josh Imaly finished his drum performance, he leapt in the air, arms raised over his head, sucking up the raucous audience applause.

His performance wowed the judges at the Omega Psi Phi talent show and he walked away with a first-place trophy and $200 prize.

Imaly was one of 17 acts — high school and junior high students — to take to the stage Saturday at Seoul American High School.

The talent levels were as varied as the performances, from dance groups to piano solos.

Avery Fields took second place and the $100 prize and Hans Rosser finished third, winning $50.

Lt. Col. Duane Brown, a fraternity chapter member, said the talent show is an annual requirement.

“We’re very happy with the turnout in the community,” he said, and “very, very, happy with the amount of kids who applied.”

One teen actually traveled from Osan Air Base to compete, Brown said.

The acts were judged by volunteers, including a teacher, a nurse and a member of the 8th Army band, Brown said.

Acts were judged on originality, stage presence, audience appeal, talent ability and appearance.

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