After a false start with CHK, students finally got a chance to show their talents at the talent show. That is what it’s for, right?
The show was held January 31 in the auditorium and featured five student acts. The combination talent/pep assembly was scheduled in order to make up for the fact that CHK featured no talent portion as it had in previous years after some miscommunication between its student sponsor and administration.
First to perform was duo of sophomore Simon Potts and freshman Madison Kennedy, followed by junior Paige Pisano and junior Jason Dong, then senior Payton Wilson, and finally local band End of Thought.
Most students' acts were musical except for Pisano, who once again demonstrated her exceptional dancing skills.
In addition to the student talent, there was also a portion dedicated to celebrating all current student athletes hosted by senior vice-president Elise Bingle similar to the pep rally held in the fall.
However, by the end of the third act, it was clear that there would not be enough time for the final act, the band End of Thought, before the day's final bell rang.
"We were told we’d be given enough time to play, but it just didn’t work out like that," said senior and End of Thought guitarist Nico Vasilatos. "The little we got to play sounded pretty good though."
Other than that, student impressions of the show were positive.
"The show was pretty good; I really enjoyed seeing Paige dance again," said junior David Newman.
However, out of all the acts, Dong's cover of Daniel Caesar's “Best Part” drew the most attention of students.
"Jason's act brought tears to my eye," said emotional sophomore Adam Klenovich.
Dong was satisfied with how his performance went.
"It’s pretty sick that everyone liked my act," Dong said.
Currently, there is no indication on whether the talent show will be reintegrated into CHK as it was in years prior or if it will remain a separate assembly.