Students, in cocktail frocks, ironed down shirts and Academy Award winning outfits, abandoned their school work to attend one of the most anticipated events at Goshen College: Sauderday Night Live Kick-Off.

Donning “Dad” jeans and showing off their dance moves, seniors Taylor Ermoian, Caleb Longenecker and Rachel Smucker emceed the event.

This year, Kick Off displayed an array of performances: poetry, burlesque style singing, original songs and comedy skits.

Ammon Allen-Doucot, a junior, and Seth Yoder, a senior, placed first with “Compulsive Masculinity,” a passionate poetry jam. MP and Company, made up of Martin Flowers, a junior; Prashansa Dickson, a junior; Blake Shetler, a junior; Jacob Roth, a sophomore; and Sawyer Biddle, a firsty-year, took second place with their cover of “Fat Bottomed Girls.” Another poet placed third: Annie Agutu, a first-year, with an original work.

Even Paul Keim’s acting skills captivated the audience in “The Beygency,” as well as Katie Dwyer-Zeman in “Surprise Party,” both short video skits.