By Winston Chua
Devoted Huntington Middle School teacher Denise Wadsworthand the HMS Rotary Interact Club will be hosting an All-City Talent Show onFriday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Huntington Middle School Auditorium from 7 p.m.to 9:30 p.m. “All” meaning, you do not have to be a San Marino resident toparticipate.
Half of the proceeds will benefit the American CancerSociety’s Relay for Life campaign. It is the second year that the middle schoolhas given to the cause.
“We are supporting the ACS, who support us througheducation, patient support and research,” said Wadsworth, who lost her motherto cancer. “And we want to do it in a way to celebrate in the communityshowcasing the wealth and talents of kids and adults.”
The other half of the proceeds will go to the middleschool’s Interact Club to further their ability to serve the community.
The show is G-rated, meaning it’s good for people of allages, from four to 90. Performances are limited to four minutes or less.
Auditions will be held on Saturday, April 23 and SaturdayApril 30, from 10 a.m. to noon at the HMS Auditorium. YouTube videos can alsobe sent to Wadsworth at email@example.com audition consideration.
Huntington’s foxes not performing will have the opportunityto introduce the acts as emcees. San Marino City Manager Matt Ballantyne willbe one of several judges; Police Chief John Schaeffer will be another.
Students from Clairborne, St. Felicitus and San Marino HighSchool are slated to participate in the event, which will also include a SanMarino YouTube sensation. Other acts include various musicians and at least onevocalist.
The Interact Club is awarding $250 to the first-placewinner. A total of $150 and $100 will go to the second and third place persons,respectively.
Tickets for the performances are $25 for VIP seating and $10for general admission.
Contact Ms. Wadsworth at (626) 434-6646 for more info.
Wadsworth encourages high school students to volunteer forthe May event, saying that students can earn up to 20 hours of communityservice through their talent show participation at a time when colleges areencouraging students to think outside of themselves. Wadsworth says that highereducation institutions encourage students to “think about the bigger part oflife” and not simply perfect the five paragraph essay or solve a complicatedmath problem.
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