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Cloverdale’s Lord Tweedsmuir hosts talent show

Diverse range of musical acts and dance acts showcased at annual event

It was talent night at Lord Tweedsmuir Feb. 22 as the high school hosted its yearly talent show.

Hundreds attended “Tweedy’s Got Talent,” held in the school theatre.

Attendees watched a diverse range of artists that showcased the talent and creativity of Lord Tweedsmuir students.

Gurleen Virk, stage manager for the show and a member of the student council, said the night went off without a hitch.

“The show went really well,” said Virk, a Grade 12 student. “The contestants were incredible and we had both musical and dance acts.”

The talent show comprised both a performing arts category as well as a visual arts category. The idea being to use the annual talent show to maximize opportunities for students to express their artistic sides.

“We also just wanted to have an event that was big and fun for people to come together,” Virk added. “Just for community.”

As part of the visual arts competition, artworks were on display during the talent show.

There was also a guest performance by Isiaah East, who jumped on stage to perform while the judges deliberated.

“His performance was unique,” noted Virk. “His rap music is expressed with heartfelt honesty, having been a survivor of childhood trauma.”

Virk said the technical directors for the show for both sound and lighting deserve a “big thanks” as they wouldn’t have been able to host such a great show without them.

The talent show was put on by the student council with help from the Lord Tweedsmuir Alumni Association and the parent advisory committee.

2024 “Tweedy’s Got Talent” winners

Performing Arts Category

1st place: Neelem Brar, for singing and playing piano while performing Olivia Rodrigo’s song “Vampire”

2nd place: Lily Taylor, for a violin performance of Vivaldi’s “Summer, 3rd movement”

3rd place: Lucas Dickson, for an electric guitar performance of the Foo Fighters’ song “Everlong”

Audience Choice Award: Karamjeet Kaur, for performing “giddha,” a Punjabi folk dance

Visual Arts Category

1st place: Sarah Rosner - colour piece of London skyline

2nd place: Kat White - ceramic teapot

3rd place: Alice Mercurio - acrylic piece of Sunday’s Child, inspired by the poem

Malin Jordan

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