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BCF Press Release



February 26, 2016

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Residence of Smith Hall took first place in the 2016 Lakeside Echo.

On Thursday, February 18, faculty, staff and students at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville filled the Wellness Center performing “Sounds of the 90s” during the fourth annual Lakeside Echo event. Lakeside Echo is a dorm vs. dorm competition where each dorm prepares and performs a Broadway-style musical production related to an overall theme.

This year, there was a total of nine performances with each dorm participating as well as one off-campus group. Students spent weeks in preparation for the event as they selected and modified songs to fit their skits. Following the performances, each dorm was judged on specific criteria by a panel of five judges. The panel of judges was made up of local Dentist Terry Nichols, Chair of the Teacher Education Division Susan Wegmann, Chair of the Theology Division Richard Elligson, BCF Safety Supervisor Olan Strickland, and Assistant Registrar Calvin Booth.

The evening began with a warm welcome and opening prayer offered by BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen followed by a brief introduction from the Emcee, BCF Dean of Students Roger Richards. “I was so thrilled with the 2016 Lakeside Echo participation,” stated Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) Director Jonah Powers who sponsored and coordinated the event. “This year was the largest total number of students that participated to date. I am also very thankful for the number of faculty and staff members who so willingly participated this year. Every group had a great sense of humor and uniqueness and did an outstanding job.”

Though all of the performances were outstanding, Brackin-Chandler Hall’s “Brackstreet Boys” performance took third place, Lakeside’s “Cheeseburger Tribute” took second, and Smith Hall’s “Late Night with Mr. Rogers” took first place. Smith’s victory marks the second year in a row that they have placed first in Lakeside Echo. Additional performances included Eastlake’s “Forever Fifteen,” Conrad’s “Eve, the Original Gangster,” Off Campus’ “Wannabe,” Courtyard’s “Barbie with a Twist,” Napier’s “90’s Mashup,” and Ogletree’s “Blue.”

For more information on upcoming special events or to learn more about Student Life at The Baptist College of Florida, please call 800.328.2660 ext. 460 or visit the website at www.baptistcollege.edu.