Last Saturday, South hosted the annual Vocal Throwdown. A competition that features two top singers from high schools in the Eugene/Springfield area who compete for the audience’s and judge’s votes. Singers are chosen to represent their school through blind auditions. Those who qualify are eligible to win in multiple categories, including an “Audience Favorite” award with a $100 gift card from Guitar Center and “Audience Choice School” award, with a $250 prize for the schools choir program. Singers are allowed to perform any song of their choice. This year there were eight high schools competing and, apart from Willamette High School and Thurston High School, each school had two singers representing them. Chris Green and Megan Mudd represented Churchill and won the “Audience Choice School” award. Anastasia Newell and Jekay Bosisto represented Creswell High School; Haley Walker and Avery Hoggans represented North Eugene High School; Madison Palki and Brita Gilbert represented Sheldon High School; Isaac Barrager and Tia Dioszeghy represented Springfield High School; Nick Moore represented Thurston High School; and Taylor Bryant represented Willamette High School. Caitie Connelly and Gabriella Briggs represented South Eugene High School. Briggs won the two main awards of the night by performing an original song, including the “Audience Favorite” award.