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Students Shine at Talent Show 

 Students perform a step routine on stage during the Ackerman Talent Show.

April 29, 2024 - Over 30 Ackerman School students participated in the annual spring Talent Show. The event is held every year to not only give students a platform to perform in front of others, but to have students exercise their leadership and communication skills as well. Acts included gymnastics, magic tricks, singing, stepping, sports, and video production.

“It’s really awesome to see the student’s talents and watch them shine,” said Jody Romeo, Ackerman assistant principal. “It takes a lot of confidence to get in front of the entire school and families and show off what you can do. We appreciate their bravery.”

New this year, Ackerman staff had the opportunity to participate. Jason Betancourt, art teacher, showed off his skills on the turntable, which involves mixing beats and sounds using a DJ mixer, and Teacher Darian Pinder played “Can We Talk” by Tevin Campbell on the violin.

McKayla Jackson, a fifth-grade student, was involved in two performances. She sang “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and then performed a step routine with her friend. She decided to participate to show off her variety of interests. 

“I really like singing and had never done a solo performance before, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to do that,” she says. “I think I did really good. For my second act, I made sure to stomp really loud and project my voice. I think that performance went well, too.”

Jackson would like to thank her music teacher, Stephanie Jones, for helping her practice and prepare for the big day. Ackerman’s final event of the year, the Family Picnic, takes place on May 23.