Annual event exhibits Pacific talent

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It was a Sunday afternoon, but that didn’t keep Pacific students from going to Taylor Meade to watch this year’s Pacific’s Got Talent.

There were fewer acts than in previous shows, but there was a wider variety. Acts ranged from music to comedy to even pole acrobatics.

“I enjoyed the variety and the fact that it wasn’t repetitive. It kept me entertained,” said junior Dillon Schroeder.

“I liked the variety of the show,” said sophomore Jessica Cueva Caves. “The judges did a really nice job. I liked their cohesiveness and the audience enjoyed it, so it was pleasing.”

Senior Greg Schroeder started off the show with a acoustic rendition of Lil’ Jon‘s “Get Low.”

The show continued with a musical duet from senior Donte Holloway and sophomore Madison Meltebeke, then another from sophomore Stephanie Landtiser and sophomore Jamie Anderson. Dione Solon serenaded the crowd with a solo guitar performance of an original song, followed by a piano mash-up of videogame theme songs by junior Jeremy Morris.

Following that, freshman Lewis Williams left the crowd in stitches with his unique brand of comedy.

One standout performance of the night belonged to junior Jess Hattig, who astonished the crowd with her skills in pole acrobatics.

Once Hattig began, few could take their eyes off of her as she balanced herself with one leg, or flexed her back while holding onto the pole with just her underarm. Judge Alex Bing compared her abilities to that of “Cirque Du Soleil” performers.

The competition ended with a hip-hop routine from Pacific Dance Team, fresh off their first place win in jazz at the UDA Northwest Championship. After voting ended, Pacific Hip Hop Club held an exhibition routine, showing off various dance moves from the 2000’s, and ending with a segment from alumnius Michael Furuya.

The art show featured pieces from student artists such as senior Anna Toyas, senior Catie Prechtel and sophomore Jonathan Schell, with works ranging from paintings to photographs.

Throughout the event, junior Synclaire Waldron and sophomore Cameron Chow kept a lively mood as emcees. Judges senior Alex Bing, junior Eddie Carrillo and senior Aaron Koford entertained with their quick-witted, humorous comments. The top prize for the performances was tied between Schroeder and the dual team of Holloway and Meltebeke. Both acts secured an equal number of votes, while first place for the art competition went to junior Stacie Struble.


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