English teacher Alexandra "Lexie" Marquis has been involved with the annual talent show for 10 years - almost as long as the grades 6, 7 and 8 students in the show have been alive.
"It is so exciting for everybody and a really good opportunity for kids to show what they can do," said Marquis, who with health teacher Dan Elliott kept the program flowing today during the talent show. "It takes a lot of courage to get up there and perform in front of your friends."
She said 52 students tried out before an "esteemed panel of (staff) judges" and 17 acts were chosen to perform during the year-end production.
The program featured these students: Skyler Jessup, Vanessa Roberts, Cindy Zych, Kate Hillis and Emily Adis, Makenzie Correll, Madison Hempstead, Carson Rowe and Zach Ladouceur, Hannah Vendetti, Cheyanne and Josie McPhail, Cassandra Wright, Matte Casillas, Morgan Bowers, Maggie Holley, Taylor Cooper, Kelsey Jessup, Dakota Rivera and Lucas Terwilliger.
The last act of the program was a student-faculty band called the “Angry Pancake” featuring social studies teacher Matt Kirwan and band teacher Stephen Jensen and students Nick Masucci, Trevor Wheelock and Vanessa Clay on vocal singing “Refugee” and “Old Time Rock and Roll.”
The final part of the program was a slide show featuring pictures of students, especially grade 8 students who will graduate to the high school in September.
Here are a few scenes from today's program. Click on the photos to enlarge them: