Students showcase talents at annual talent show

Story by Clementine Evans
Staff Writer 

Photos by Samantha Shiroishi, Emiko Essmiller, and Rachel Shin-Hye Choi
Staff Photographers

Students and staff gathered in the Janet Auditorium to watch the annual SPHS talent show on Friday, Feb. 10. Various participants performed on stage in the assembly hosted by Commissioner of Assemblies senior Alexa Morales. 

The assembly began with the national anthem performed by senior Lauren DuBria, which was then followed by seniors Lara Park and Emily Salvado and sophomore Finn Santana who performed their song “CDC.”

After the act, Morales announced the prizes for the talent show winners. Third place would receive $25, second place would get $50, and the first place prize was $100. The third performance of the show was a song titled “Adventure Time,” performed by seniors Tyra Williams, Valle Xie, and Alicia Wilgoren. The song was composed by Williams. 

Commissioner of Athletics senior Declan Swift then gave SPHS an update on winter sports. Swift announced that Girls’ Water Polo was heading into the quarterfinals of CIF games and Girls’ Basketball was entering their second round of CIF playoffs. Following those messages, senior Aria Argus performed her spoken word.

The second half of the show consisted mainly of musical acts. Sophomore William Chang performed “Vienna” by Billy Joel on the piano which was then followed by junior Yuuto Izumi who played the violin. 

Morales then introduced the judges of the talent show. The panel of judges consisted of teachers and administrative staff at SPHS, varying depending on the assembly. Junior Vivian Yu then performed a rendition of “Brave Shine” by Aimer.

ASB’s club of the month of January, the Pass it Forward club, was announced by Morales. Senior Claire Wang performed the Chinese yoyo following Morales’ announcements. After Wang’s performance, the Commissioner of School and Community, senior Devynn Carroll, announced that the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity officers along with the Peer Mediator Liaison would be hosting a Cultural Club Fair on Thursday, Feb. 16 during lunch on the Tiger Patio. The fair will showcase various cultural clubs that will be selling food and representing their culture. 

Juniors Rachel Bae and Jay Kim ended the talent show with a song called “Kaikai Kitan” by Eve. Morales closed the assembly, reminding students that winners of the talent show would be announced via the SPHS ASB Instagram in the next week.

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