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mavmagWith the bright white spotlight focusing on the stage, seniors Taylor Gutierrez and Katie Owens started off the night of Maverick Magic, Jan. 19, with corny jokes.

Gutierrez and Owens were the hosts for the 18th Annual Maverick Magic talent show. Students and parents packed the VST to watch the 20 performances, chosen from 40 auditions.

Performers included students from all grade levels, with the youngest performer, Alexandra Foutch, from the class of 2025, and the oldest, Nikhila Krishnan, from the class of 2014.

“I think the large age range of performers was entertaining,” freshman E Robins said.

The performances were as varied as the ages. Talents included yoyo-ing, playing the Guzheng, a Chinese instrument, and performing gymnastics.

George Caldwell, who demonstrated his yoyo-ing skills to the song, “Good Time,” said, “I just love hearing all the girls scream.”

The students enjoyed their time off-stage as well. Upper school students got a chance to interact with lower and middle school students.

Lower School music teacher and Maverick Magic Coordinator Angela Brill said, “It was a great opportunity that students should be able to have more often at SJS.”

Benjamin Shou
Staff Writer

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