FORESTVILLE - Since 1989, students have been showcasing their talents to family, friends and teachers at the annual talent show.
Recently, Forestville held its 22nd annual talent show in the new auditorium of Forestville high school. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade displayed their talents from art to dancing, singing to instrumental and all the way to cooking.
The talent show was judged by elementary school principal Daniel Grande, reading teacher Carol McPeak-Mcdonald, fourth-grade teacher Katherine Wyrobek, Superintendent John O'Connor and his wife Becky O'Connor.
Students perform during a talent show held at their school
This year there were approximately 40 entries to be judged. In every category there was a wide variety, with solos, duets and trios in nearly every category.
Dancing varied from cartwheels and twirls in the "Hamster Song" performed by fourth-grader Rachel Goodrich, to disco in "Funky Town" performed by second-graders Jewel Aguglia, Carly Barrett and Madison Vanzile, to hip-hop and ballet in "More" by Usher and "Glitter in the Air" both performed by sixth-grader Jasmine Gould.
Singing was the most popular category and was accompanied by recorded music, piano and guitar.
OBSERVER Photo by Nicole Gugino
Forestville Central School recently held its 22nd annual Talent Show featuring K-12 students in many different performances. Pictured is the Talent Show cast during the opening act.
Some acts brought laughter, like the performance of the "Chicken Dance" by first grader Mikayla Bartlett.
Others left the audience in quiet awe, like that of eighth grader Fabi Logan playing "It's Your Day" by Yiruma on the piano all from memory.
All performances ended with a loud round of applause.
All of the performances not mentioned also did amazingly well and impressed both the judges and the audience.
The acts were judged by category and grade, but no matter the place students received each was awarded a certificate and gift cards from the Parent Teacher Connection for all of their hard work.
Director of the event, Lisa Szumigala wanted to be sure to thank all of those who helped in the show including announcer Arthur Dolce, back stage help (staff) Mike Murphy, Jim Knoop, (Parent Teacher Connection) Rachel Locke, (students) Michael Wooley, Tyler Campbell, Craig Briggs, Richard Sheffield, Zak Hooper, Tyler Lycett and Cole Lycett. She also thanked the judges and the many others who helped make the talent show possible.