Show proves Sutter's got talent
As we swiftly transition from the holiday season, we're launching the New Year with new starts and shining stars. Back by popular demand, Sutter Union High School is holding its second annual variety show "Sutter's Got Talent" once again to recognize the spirited and talented students of Sutter High.
In its inception last year, "Sutter's Got Talent" began as an idea to raise funds for the Drama Club. However, the show's success went beyond expectations. With a crammed full house, the show surprised the school's faculty and student body with a smash hit, leaving everyone to anxiously wait for next year's show.
This year, Sutter High has great promise to provide a variety of many talents, such as comical show hosts, wonderful singing voices and impressive instrument playing.
Last year, Jordan Hindo, now a senior at Sutter High, took first place by playing an acoustic guitar and singing "Rhythm of Love" by the Plain White T's. This year, he has decided to re-enter the talent show.
"Last year was great; there was a lot of talent, and it was very enjoyable. This year, there's a lot more talent, and I can't wait to see what happens," Jordan said.
Judges will include an SUHS teacher with a musical background, two leaders from our school's student body and two drama club alumni. Jennifer Tarke, an Associated Student Body officer and senior who will be one of this year's judges, said, "I'm really excited to see everyone's talents. I think it's gonna be really fun."
Even the faculty are eager to participate in this exciting variety show. Ronald Sallee, SUHS's art and ceramics teacher, has been selected as a judge, but he will also perform an original song on his saxophone before "Sutter's Got Talent" begins.
The prizes for the first- through third-place awards will be chosen by the judges. However, the performers also have a chance at winning the Fan Favorite prize, where the audience votes for its favorite act. First place and Fan Favorite winners will not only receive trophies, but also a cash prize: $100 for first place and $50 for Fan Favorite.
In addition to this enjoyable show, there will be raffles held during intermission and at the end, for which the generous prizes were provided by local businesses.
We asked Marc La Fazia, a SUHS sophomore, why he decided to participate in this year's talent show. He said, "For the audience, and to show them that the saxophone is better than the piano."
"Sutter's Got Talent" is at 7 p.m. today in the music room at Sutter Union High School, 2665 Acacia Ave., Sutter. Tickets are $5 each and include one free raffle ticket and a Fan Favorite vote. Refreshments, additional raffle tickets and Fan Favorite votes are also available for purchase.
There's a lot of buzz about this year's variety show, and many are excited to see their friends showing their colors. So come watch the stars shine tonight on Sutter High's stage and experience the talents the students no longer leave undiscovered.
Nola and Jayna Dodd are seniors at Sutter Union High School. Their column appears every six weeks in Education.