Bobcats got talent

Bella Smith dances the Tahitian Hula Dance during the 1st Annual Bobcats Talent Show held at the Ignacio High School Auditorium on Friday, May 12.
Ignacio Elementary student Madison Egger plays "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" on the Recorder.
Krista Richards | Special to the Drum
Krista Richards | Special to the Drum

The 1st Annual Bobcats Got Talent Show had more than 30 student acts performed in front of family, friends, teachers and fellow classmates. Students showcased their talents at the Ignacio High School’s auditorium on Friday, May 12.

Tracy Strohl, Kindergarten teacher at Ignacio Elementary School, has been coordinating talent shows throughout her 20 years of teaching. She started her very first one back in Stockton, Calif. where she taught for 12 years.

“It’s all about the kids, about self motivation and their one night to shine and be a star,” Strohl said.

From the beginning to the very end, the kids who showed off their talent, even the stage hands behind the curtains ­– they made the night possible as it was all student run.

A flag salute to the Star Spangled Banner started off the show for the 17 performing acts that followed. Emcee, Jerry Snodgrass didn’t miss a beat as he introduced each act from gymnastics to singing, dancing, and flag work. The show also included a variety of different songs and instruments.

Strohl thanked everyone from teachers who put in time to judge and work with the talent as well as the custodians, who clean up afterwards, to the students themselves.

“Talent shows bring the community together for a special night to show everyone what pure beauty and talent really is about,” Strohl said. “Thank you Ignacio Elementary School for allowing me to show off your talented children for this first year performance.”

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