Students show off talent

Many students perform at annual talent show

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By Photo by Adri Talavera

As part of the finale, talent show participants gather around freshman Sam Lopez and sing. "I'm pretty happy with how it went. I felt pretty good," Weinert said. "It's always fun to perform for people, it's exciting."

As a part of Mayhem Week, StuCo hosted the school’s annual talent show on Thursday, May 8.

Sophomores Gabby Saunders and Allen Weinert placed first for a vocal duet with piano accompaniment. Junior Michaela Mense placed second for clogging, and freshmen Sam Lopez and Alea Ashford placed third for a vocal duet with acoustic guitar.

English teacher Dorothy Swafford was a judge for the event.

“This was probably harder than grading an essay because it was so close,” Swafford said.

The other performances included a vocal duet by juniors Henry Hanson and Laci Moore, a piano solo by junior Kyle Foley and an electric guitar solo by sophomore Manuel Abril. There was also an acoustic guitar and vocal solo by freshman Brady Herron and a tuba solo by senior Tristan O’Brien. The night was concluded by an encore performance featuring everyone.

Saunders was happy with her performance.

“I think it was the best we’ve ever done,” Saunders said. “It wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be.”

The three judges were Swafford, art teacher Jerry Howard and English teacher Kristen Crosbie. The emcees were Sophomore Shelby Hudson and junior Caleb Latas.

Swafford was very impressed with the performances.

“It was awesome. It was so hard to decide,” Swafford said. “Michaela’s legs were amazing. I would have fallen over almost immediately.”

Saunders also liked the other acts.

“They were all great.” Saunders said. “I think everyone was a winner.”

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