There's talent at Vets - lots of it. Lindsay Guglietta suspected that, but not until she suggested a school talent show did she learn what students and fellow faculty could do. It all came together for the school's first talent show Thursday night before
There’s talent at Vets – lots of it.
Lindsay Guglietta suspected that, but not until she suggested a school talent show did she learn what students and fellow faculty could do. It all came together for the school’s first talent show Thursday night before an audience of cheering kids and family members recording acts on their phones.
Guglietta didn’t know what to expect. A week before curtain time, ticket sales were sporadic. There was no talent show buzz to speak of. That all changed. By mid-week, Guglietta knew hundreds would turn out.
Twenty-two students performed a range of acts, from musical selections to martial arts demonstrations, comedy, a speech and poetry. The fine arts were not overlooked, either. During intermission, pictures filled the large screen on stage.
Intermission was also a time when the audience filled the school’s small auditorium to purchase candy and water. Teachers found themselves going through boxes of Snickers and the like. Proceeds will go toward the Iggy’s Doughboy Dash, 5K run/walk on May 5 in honor of Vets student Zach McMillan and in memory of Andrew Martin. The dash raises funds to fight Ataxia-Telangeiectasia, a rare genetic disease that causes progressive loss of muscle control, immune system problems and a high rate of cancer.
Guglietta said proceeds from the talent show would be used to support student activities. Students performing in the show include Alina Englund, Daniel Comella, Amon Moore, Ayden Orum, Aaliyah Golato, Briana Leparde, Gabe Doyle, Mina Monroe, Isabella Grace Clary, Davoid Zarlenga, Beanna Campbell, Hannah Eaton, Lucas Randall, Emma Scribner, Ellyanna Mendez, Gallileo Gonzales, Gillian Johnston, Ameli Savinon, Lily Dewar, Jadon Crouch, Ben Passarelli and Maya Jollie. (Text and photos by John Howell)