Clark’s talent show changes things up

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Henry Reed

Freshman Sofiya Haiduk performing “Flight of the Bumblebee” on piano.

Gabriella Kchozyan, Staff Writer

In only one “miracle minute,” Clark’s student body raised $500 for the Make-A-Wish- Foundation. On Friday, March 17, Clark held its annual talent show at the amphitheater, which kicked off with a representative from Make-A-Wish discussing the organization and how it helps children with terminal cancer. “You’re providing a family and giving a kid a ‘yes’ during a difficult time,” the representative said. Clark students were surprised to hear that senior administrative secretary Susan Lockhart’s daughter had Burkitt’s lymphoma a few years ago and that the organization had provided their family with a cruise.

Before the talent show actually ensued, ASB shared Clark’s new cheer. After a few times of chanting, ASB amped up school spirit by handing out drawstring backpacks. “You’re all getting backpacks,” said junior Mariam Panikyan, ASB’s director of activities. Panikyan led the school in a few rounds of trivia throughout the show. ASB members then passed out the green drawstring backpacks with Clark’s logo on them. Students were excited and some proceeded to use the backpacks to shield themselves from the sun.

The first act of the show was junior Immanuel Racasa performing three songs on the piano including “River Flows In You” and “Go the Distance.” Followed by Racasa were juniors Saril Nishan and Alexander Fenyes singing “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. “I felt really confident in what I was doing, and it was really fun,” Nishan said. Things took a bilingual turn when Spanish teacher Vicky Marcucci’s AP Spanish class sang for the school. Senior Anna Parsamyan and Marcucci then proceeded to have a bit of a dance, which caused a few students to head down the amphitheater to join them.

Students then listened to freshman Sofiya Haiduk’s piano performance of “Flight of the Bumblebee.” Following up from last year, Clark’s dance club members juniors Saril Nishan and Evelyn Karayan, alongside senior Nanor Asadourian danced in their suspenders. The talent show finished with senior Jimmy Zaarour doing a magic trick using Siri that had the audience in laughter. “I hope you all enjoyed my magic trick,” Zaarour said.