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Santa Maria High School students and faculty will take entertainment to new heights during the Saints’ Talent Show on Friday night, March 17th.

The fun starts at 7 p.m. inside the historic Ethel Pope Auditorium, at 901 S. Broadway. Performers include magicians, comedy, pianists, guitar players, administrator rock band, other student bands, dancers and singers in English and Spanish.

The event, which is organized by the school’s Drama Society students, also features a special dance choreographed by Drama Club students. More than 95 students and faculty are participating.

Drama Club student Jorge Araiza, stated that, “Our Saints’ Talent Show is important for helping develop self-confidence and school spirit.” Jorge is performing a standup-comedy act.

“It helps me and others conquer the fear of performing in front of people,’’ said Drama Club President Robert Arcos. “I know these strengths will transfer to my college experiences next year when I attend the university.’’

Art/Avid/Drama Club Teacher Merrie Goldin said: “The Arts in education can be life changing”.

“Studies have shown that students who don’t have access to visual performing art classes or clubs may not only miss out on a key creative outlets, but might also face greater difficulty mastering core subjects, have higher dropout rates, and more disciplinary problems,‘’ she added.

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at the school’s business office or at the door for $5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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