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Aaron Borelli on piano

Aaron Borelli on piano

Jonathan Hurtado

Jonathan Hurtado

Aaron Borelli on piano

Jonathan A. Hurtado, Staff Writer

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On Monday, April 26th, Central High School held its annual talent show in the gymnasium which showcased twenty-two student performances. The talent show was organized by East campus’ activities director Shawna Sousa. East teacher Gurpal Padhal, West teacher Trisha Herschfelt and East career centrer adviser Jill Brookes judged the competition. The first place prize was 100 dollars and was taken by Aaron Borelli who played a short medley of classical pieces on the piano.  The second place prize was 50 dollars and was won by junior student Liliana Gomez, who sang a rendition of Fine Frenzy. The third-place prize was 25 dollars and went to the senior duo of Sumith Goyal and Daniel ’La Diaz who performed a folkloric dance to “Parque Anahuac.”

Dance performer and third place winner Sumith Goyal says, “Performing at the talent show lets students like us show hidden talents. Many of our peers don’t know what we do, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to showcase our dancing skills!” Performing at this year’s talent show meant a lot to all of the students, because they got to show off their abilities in a range of areas from dramatic poetry readings to choreographed dance numbers and their fellow students got the chance to watch them.

Activities director Shawna Sousa stated, “I was actually overall proud of the talent show because it was the first time it was ever done in the gym. It felt rushed and crazy, but it all worked out and went really well. We had a really high attendance rate which I was excited about. It was the 11th annual talent show, there are a lot of talented students on our campus and there isn’t always an opportunity to showcase their skills. Shout out to Mr. Marshall [West activities adviser] for setting up all of his speakers and lighting and Emma Green who did a great job as the stage manager. Overall we all came together, and it was a good team effort for Central leadership, East and West.”

This is an annual event, so any student who wishes to participate next year should keep an eye out for  audition advertisements on C-TV around spring. Cash prizes and a chance to perform in front of a large crowd of supportive peers typically make this a rewarding experience for participants.

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