Sydney Kightlinger, design editor and Rachel Barner, staff writer
To get everyone into the holiday spirit, the Student Council will be hosting a talent show in the auditorium on Tuesday, Dec. 22. Many students will have their talents showcased during the morning assembly that starts at 9:45.
Senior Colten Burdick and sophomore Kevin Johns are each performing
original raps. Burdick, who’s excited and slightly anxious for the performance, said, “I hope to maybe inspire some people and to show who I really am, and I hope I don’t burn down the place with my fire.”
Johns, who fears stuttering, is freestyling. “I am excited to explore my talent and seeing what I can do.”
In addition to rapping, seventh graders Jane Hetrick, Madison Shoop, junior Mackenzie Genaway, and the Chamber Singers will be singing.
Hetrick has prepared a version of Michael Bublé’s “Feeling Good” after seeing a video on YouTube of Carly Rose Sonenclar, a contestant on The X Factor.
Shoop is performing Katy Perry’s “Jar of Hearts”. She decided to participate in the talent show because “performing in front of people has been hard for me, and there are times I need to get over that.”
Genaway is performing “Night Changes” by One Direction, and she is “just a little” nervous to sing in front of an audience, but is very excited.
The Chamber Singers will perform pieces prepared for their winter concert that was earlier this month.
However, vocal performances are not the makeup of the entire show. Sophomore Megan Przybowski will be performing a piece on the trumpet that she is keeping a secret, and seventh grader Grace Diley will play “Part of Your World” from Disney’s “A Little Mermaid” on the piano. Both started playing their instruments while in elementary school.
Seventh grader Dairen Kaye will have a comedy routine. “I have always been able to make people laugh, and I can make many different voices,” said Kaye. He hopes to have the audience participate.
Student Council advisor Mrs. Nicole Keller hopes to make the talent show a tradition. “I hope our appreciation for the talents of students grow, and I hope next year more students sign-up.”
After the assembly, students will return to their classes. Classes will be shortened to 15-20 minutes with the exception of fifth period that will be normal. At 1:35 p.m., the holiday activity period will be begin.