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Students prove that Broad View’s got talent
Broad View Elementary students tested their limits Thursday and tackled their fears of performing.
“Let it Go,” the popular song from “Frozen,” resulted in a lively audience singalong during the elementary school’s talent show.
With about 50 students, 10 Parent Teacher Association members and about 20 staff members participating, “Frozen” was a popular choice for acts, and were some of the biggest hits of the show.
With so many different performances, even “Let it Go” couldn’t steal the show, and everyone, from students to parents to staff, were entertained all day.
“It’s obviously fun,” said Talent Show organizer Judi Consolver. “It lets them shine, to share their talent. It’s great to see the other students performing.”
Consolver first organized the event last year when her daughter was a student and she was on the PTA.
Before that, music teacher Renee Hall organized it for about 12 years. When Hall was unable to do it again, Consolver took over because she couldn’t imagine not having a talent show at the end of the school year.
Her favorite part of the show, she said, was “the anticipation in the morning. Just how exciting it is, how excited the kids are.
“I love it.”
Students weren’t the only performers in the show. A group of 10 PTA members joined together and performed a dance to “What Does the Fox Say,” by Ylvis, a huge hit with the students, who all stood and danced along, helping their PTA out with the noises foxes might make.
But it wasn’t until a group of staff members joined together to dance to the song “Happy,” by Pharrell Williams, that the audience really went wild.
“When they see the teachers, they go nuts,” Consolver said.
Along with the talent show, there was also an auction to raise money for the school’s art program.
Art teacher Nicolette Harrington received pieces of furniture, which the fifth graders painted, and were then auctioned off. These pieces included a “Peace Bookshelf” and a “Stamp Stool.”
The total money raised for the art department was $610, more than what was raised last year, said Consolver.
Oak Harbor Elementary and Oak Harbor Middle School had talent shows on Friday, and North Whidbey Middle School will be having on their last day of school, Tuesday, June 17.