Participants in the April 24 IV Talent Showcase at Illinois Valley Community College present a $1,000 check to Nancy Jackson of the American Cancer Society’s LaSalle County Relay for Life. The event was organized as a group project in journalism instructor Lori Cinotte’s news writing class. Pictured (front row, from left) are performer Jade Atkinson of Princeton; organizer Andrea Neff of LaSalle; performer Cody Zitoun of Marseilles; Nancy Jackson; performer Juliann Cameron of Ottawa; hosts Philip Denner of Dover, Alex Danko of Streator and Tomasz Augustyniak of Granville; and performer Cody Bornemann of Granville. In the back row are performers Hailey Shan of Peru and Christiana Johnson and Brandon Miller of Ottawa. Atkinson won the $100 first prize, while Shan took second. Other organizers were Laura Keppy of Streator, Justin Kelley and Jacob Montgomery of Ottawa, Shay Sutherland of Henry and David Page of Standard.