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Hastings High School Has Talent!

 Microphone on stand on stageHastings High School students are letting their talents shine.

Hastings High School held its first talent show of the year on Friday, with a variety of performances from the student body. The show was organized by the Hastings High School Student Union.

“We wanted to have an opportunity to bring the school together and see what the student body had to offer,” said sophomore and student union officer Erik Ghalib.

Funds raised from the show will go toward the student union and student scholarships. Prizes for the top three acts included gift cards to iTunes and Starbucks and a $100 gift card to a restaurant in town for whoever placed first.

All prizes were generously donated by the Hastings-on-Hudson Police Department–but that is not all they provided for the show.

“There’s a lot of singing, dancing, musical instruments, even a lightsaber duel is in there,” said Ghalib. “But the finale of the show is a duet performed by two Hastings police officers.”

An officer from the Hastings-on-Hudson Police Department also emceed the show.

Ghalib said the idea for the talent show was developed by the student union after members remembered how successful a similar show had been in the past. He also wanted to see which of his classmates had some hidden talents.

“I think it's a fun to watch your peers put themselves out there and perform in a cool way,” said Ghalib. “It's a cool opportunity to see what friends have to offer that you might not have known they could do.”

The Hastings High School Student Union will also be hosting an open mic night on Dec. 17, which will also benefit the club.