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The Amazing Shake

Singing River Academy

3rd Annual

Amazing Shake

Hosted By Carson Frazier

2020 - 2021

What is the Amazing Shake? 

The Amazing Shake is a competition that places an emphasis on teaching students manners, discipline, respect, and professional conduct. Prior to the competition, students learn the nuances of professional human interaction as they are taught skills such as how to give a proper handshake, how to “work a room,” how to give a successful interview, and how to remain composed under pressure. The goal is to prepare our students so that they are able to present themselves exceptionally well for opportunities today as well as those that will come in the future. (


COVID-19 Update - Students will not shake hands this year and will maintain 6ft distance wearing masks. 

Round 1 - Oct. 2nd - S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Skills in homerooms

  • 22 Students are selected and move on to the next round
  • Each homeroom teacher will pick 1 student 
  • We will focus mainly on eye-contact, speaking clearly through the mask, smiling with their eyes, engaging conversations, professional dress (or school uniform). 
  • From now till October 2nd look for that one student in your homeroom who is …
    • Well-spoken
    • Confident 
    • Charming
    • “Je ne saia quoi” (pleasant or desirable for reasons you can’t explain or the “IT” factor) 
    • Engaging
  • Rubric will be providence to homeroom teachers

5th Grade


Round 1 


6th Grade 


Round 1



Jan Carlos Gonzalez


Marlaysia Applewhite


Jack Beasley


Landon Beasley 


Destiny Jackson


Mary Catherine Leader


Terrence McClendon


Kaylynn Coleman


Nikaria Parham


Hugo Posos


Evan Johnson


Jakoby Sprinkle


Hope Crosslin


Kingston McNeil


Eli Stringfellow


Malayiah Boyce


Billy Gray


CJ Garraway


Nidhi Patel


Lydia Kate Jordan


Manny Minor


Tristan Gros


Round 2 - Dec. 11th - Work a Google Meet

  • 22 Students will “Work a Google Meet” 
  • Students will be given a topic to research and should be prepared to discuss in a Google Meet. 
  • 2 Google Meets (One for 5th graders and one for 6th graders)
    • Students will need to use Google Meet Etiquette
    • Focusing on speaking clearly, engaging conversations, politeness, professionalism, introductions, etc
  • Students will be scored on a rubric by elevators
    • Admins from PGSD will score students
  • 10 Students with the highest scores will move on to the next round.
Check out our Top 22 Interviews. Learn a little more about the contestants and find out why they think they'll win the Amazing Shake 2021.
Top 10

Round 3 - Feb. 19th - Community Improvement Project

  • 10 finalists will create and present a Community Improvement Project to the Gautier City Council. the Mayor and other Community Leaders via Google Meet.
  • Students will create a presentation on Google Slides and present virtually to the council. 
  • Students are to be engaging, professional, timely with presentation, etc
  • More detailed information about Community Improvement Projects will be given later
  • Rubrics will be used  
  • The Top 2 students will be selected and will move on to the final round

Round 4 - March 29th - April 9th - Leadership Tasks

  • March 29th - April 1
    • Top 2 will conduct announcements for the week
    • 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon
    • Students will swap each day
    • Rubric will be used
  • April 5th - 9th 
    • Top 2 students will create a commercial about SRA
    • More detailed information about SRA’s commercial will be given later
    • Rubrics will be used 
  • 1 Secret leadership task still in development
  • Points from all rubrics will added together for an overall winner