Saturday, April 24, 2010

Talent Show Fun ...

Last evening Mark & I went to our granddaughter Morgan's school to see her participate in the Senior Talent Show and what a fun night it was!  (LONG but fun)  The talent among these kids was outstanding and I am so glad we were able to witness it!!

Morgan is going on to college after graduation to study Speech Pathology/Audiology.  She took a couple of classes last summer in "sign language" and just loves it.  That is what she chose to do for her part in the show.  She put together a PowerPoint presentation to the song "Imagine" by John Lennon and signed the words to the song throughout the presentation.  Sorry my photos aren't the best but hopefully you'll get the idea.  She did an AMAZING job and the audience was so attentive you could hear a pin drop ...


Morgan is very passionate about helping people and does what she can to spread the word about various issues.  I guess this is why she is so passionate about learning to help those who can not hear ... experience the sounds of life through her.  She did an amazing job and we are VERY PROUD of her! 

It wasn't your typical "talent show talent" and I guess that is why everyone was really paying attention and gave her a large round of applause at it's conclusion ... she did help to spread a very powerful message ... WAY TO GO "MO"!

The seniors put on this show for the elementary kids & junior high kids before the public performance last evening.  I was so tickled to year a young boy of age 10 or 11 sitting next to me comment when they announced Morgan's entrance with "Aww cool ... I love this one!"  How nice to know that she was able to make an impact on someone so young!!

We are proud to say Morgan won 2nd Place for her performance only to be topped by a group of senior boys who stole the show!!  These guys, with their interpretation of guys in the WORKOUT ROOM ... were absolutely hysterical and deserved to win 1st Place! 

There were several skits and they were wonderfully entertaining!!  Everything from Monty Python's Lumberjack skit to Family Feud (where the kids enjoyed poking a bit of fun at their teachers).  

(You can click on any of the photos for a larger view.)

This senior class has a lot of members involved in the high school band and of course Morgan is a big part of that as well.  She has played clarinet since elementary school and BAND has always been a huge part of her high school experience.  She was "FIELD COMMANDER" the past two years with the senior high band and did such a great job!

This evening the senior band members played the portion of their "BATMAN" program from earlier in the season and of course they had to really play the part and adorn BATMAN & CATWOMAN masks ... how cute!!!  (Morgan is 2nd from the left)

What a wonderful, fun evening for these kids.  So many fun memories were made tonight and each & every one of them seemed to really be enjoying themselves.  

They don't have many days left in their high school experience ... then "REAL" life begins!  Many of these kids have high goals set for themselves and others ... not so much ... but where ever life leads them, I wish them all the best!

Thanks so much for allowing me to share my joy & pride in my sweet granddaughter's accomplishments.  I hope you enjoyed a glimpse at Senior Talent Show Night!!  

Here are the last couple photos (for this posting anyways, LOL) of my sweet Morgan ... do you think she had a good time??  How fun it was to see life through the eyes of these young people!  Certainly gives one HOPE!!!  (Morgan is the one in the center &  the one with the shades on in the 2nd photo ... just in case you couldn't tell ... tee hee!)

THANKS FOR THE VISIT ...
HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!!


7 comments:

  1. Oh how fun!! I am so glad you could see your grand daughters talent show. I am sure she appreciated you being there. I love sign language too! Speech pathology is a great field to get into.

    Have a great weekend!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  2. Hi, Darlene! Loved reading about and seeing Morgan. My lil Missy is graduating too - from college! Seems like just yesterday she was on stage as a high school senior. It sure goes by fast. Loved your purple card and your apple trees are magnificent! xoxo

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  3. Awesome post, Darlene! Looks like being an awesome, talented, beautiful lady runs in the family! ;o) TFS!

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  4. WOW, looks like EVERYONE had a fantastic time :o)

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  5. oh Darlene...how wonderful! So happy for your sweet grand-daughter! have fun tomoro at the show! I MAY try to get down there late in the afternoon! :) hugs, jane

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  6. Darlene, Morgan looks so beautiful on stage and I know you are so proud of her. What an honor for her to win 2nd place, as I am sure there were lots of good competition. It is awesome that Morgan already knows what she wants to do after graduating. She has chosen a very meaningful career too!

    What a fun evening for you, Mark and the rest of your family.

    Joan

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  7. Awww, it looks like Morgan had the time of her life! And her sign language presentations sounds like it must have been wonderful. What a great song choice too!

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Darlene