AVID showcases student talents
Photo by JAIMIE HSU
by DOMINIQUE LIE
Students will showcase their abilities in the fifth annual AVID Talent Show tonight at 7 in the auditorium.
The show is a fundraiser for the AVID program and all proceeds go to fund senior scholarships. It includes about 20 acts, which are divided into five categories: bands, dance groups, instrumentals, magic/variety and singers.
“Every year I’m surprised by the amount of talent the students display. We had over 40 auditions, so it was really hard to choose 20,” said Carlos Avila, AVID coordinator. “The talent show is a fun way to showcase different talents that Schurr students have, but don’t usually have a platform to use. I know AVID students have been working very hard to put on a good show and display.”
All categories are judged differently, based on stage presence, crowd reaction, technical ability, performance difficulty and creativity. The judges will discuss the top five acts, and decide on three winners.
“I thought I would end the year on a good note and perform for everybody. I look forward to just playing in front of an audience, getting that adrenaline rush and performing with friends,” said senior Devin Macias, who is singing and playing the guitar.
AVID tutors and teachers, including Adrian Lozano, Eric Rangel, Jasmine Ruiz and Ami Szerensce, will judge the acts.
“I decided to join the talent show because I really enjoy dancing and I wanted to show what I could do. I also thought it would be a cool exp\erience,” said junior Desiree Quimiro.
The first place winner of the talent show will receive $150, with second and third place receiving $75 and $50, respectively.
“I was asked by my friends who needed a supporting guitar, whether I would be able to accompany for them. I’m doing two acts, I’m also accompanying a singer,” said junior Noah Galvan. “I look forward to performing with my friends.”
Tickets are $5 presale and $7 at the door, and can be purchased from any talent show participant or AVID student.