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STUCO prepares talent show

Third annual event to take place tonight

Victoria Quinones plays ukelele while her accompanist Sophia Sauceda keeps the beat on a box in the 2017 talent show.

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Victoria Quinones plays ukelele while her accompanist Sophia Sauceda keeps the beat on a box in the 2017 talent show.

Julian Fernandez, Staff Writer

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On Wednesday, 7 p.m., in the auditorium, student council will host the third annual school talent show featuring 22 student performers.


“This year everyone is singing, except a k-pop dance group,” sponsor Christopher Helkey said. “Some years we have an act that is rather unique but this year it is basically just singing.”

Sponsored by student council, the talent show is directed by Helkey with help from math teacher Claudia Soliz. Their job in the show is to “MC” or to announce the acts and make jokes in between to entertain the audience.

“Student council sponsors the event,” Helkey said, “so Soliz and I organize it.”

The judges of the event judge acts based on the ability to perform in front of a group and also have separate categories for the acts, including singing with music and singing with instruments.

“Whoever wins gets a trophy but the talent show does more than simply shows off their talent,” Helkey said. “It can help them gain confidence if they would want to try out for American Idol or simply for giving a speech or public speaking.”

The impacts that the talent show can have can help with people who struggle with confidence issues or their ability to speak in public. The show aims to help students with anxiety and can help them encourage to do things even when they are nervous.

“The Spanish Club started the talent show, but it was not a big thing,” Helkey said. “So when Spanish Club went away, the talent show went with it.”

Helkey has made the effort to make the talent show more than what it was.

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