The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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Middle school holds “The Next Great Talent Show”

Kate Wallace
MS The Next Great Talent Show; 12-19-23 (Kate Wallace)

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and the middle school held their best talent show yet.

On Tuesday, December 19th, the middle school put on The Next Great Talent Show which consisted of individual students and groups putting on acts before the holiday.

Conner Hunter, a 7th grade teacher who ran the show, believed the talent show this year was the greatest one yet. “I loved it and had a great time watching the kids!”

Students faced off against teachers to guess the Christmas song lyrics. (Kate Wallace)

Performances ranged in a variety of funny skits, dances, songs, playing instruments, and other talents. Most acts were performed on stage, while others had been recorded previously and projected for the audience to watch. See photos from the show here.

“The students seemed more engaged than ever,” said Mr. Hunter, “signing and dancing to their favorite acts.” He appreciated the teachers and Dr. Wagner for supporting the show and the students participating.

Along with students showing off their talents, there were also games taking place. “We had games between every so many acts to break things up and keep the audience entertained,” commented Mr. Hunter. These games consisted of guessing Christmas lyrics, spotting the details in classic Christmas movies, and a few rounds of holiday Family Feud.

There was a good mix of ages among the students participating, with more 8th graders taking part than ever before.

At the end of the talent show, students were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite act to win the show, and the best act was announced on the morning announcements the following day.

These 7th graders danced their way to first place. (Kate Wallace)

In the end, “The Evolution of Dance” won the contest. This act consisted of a class of 7th grade math students reenacting a famous YouTube video where people performed different dances to songs throughout the decades.

“I’m very happy that my group won,” said Sophia Pullara, “It really was a team effort to make a great act. We wouldn’t have been able to win without each other and the support from Mr. Hunter!”

The group of winning dancers consisted of Ace Alvarez, Avery Conlon, Abby DeArmitt, Lydia Dodson, Carter Edwards, Luke Gonzalez, Bryson Guyer, Justice Harry, Nolan Hewitt, Isabel Higgins-Sweet, Elijah Jones, Sara Kraft, Sophie Lovrich, Tucker McCloskey, Leah Mock, Emerson Moore, Drew Noonan, Kiera Pennington, Sophia Pullara, Harper Seiler, Miles Smearman, Lainey Stinson, Addison Wagner, Jenna Walker, Izabella Weeks, and Landon Wise.

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Kate Wallace Grade 12 Years in Blueprint: 2 What do you hope to do this year: I hope to apply to Penn State and keep my grades up in school. Outside activities: Hiking and baking for my family. Why did you take Blueprint: I have always had a passion for writing, and I want to be involved with my school.  

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