This week, I began meeting with seniors at my school to plan out our annual talent show. I hadn’t really been thinking much about it, but now that we’ve started, I’m getting excited.
During previous years, we had gone to great lengths to encourage students to sign up for auditions. We did parodies of Party Rock Anthem, Last Friday Night, and the Harlem Shake. This year, we probably won’t have as much time to work on such elaborate promotional materials. But I felt like we had to at least draw attention to the audition process in a creative way.
I’m hoping these superhero themed announcements will do the trick.
What’s your superpower? Maybe you can’t fly. Maybe you don’t have an adamantium skeleton and healing factor. Or maybe you don’t have billions of dollars to spend on gadgets like Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark do.
But you might have a special skill or talent that you’ve always wanted to share with your peers. If this sounds like you, please sign up to audition for this year’s talent show. Senior class council members will have a signup sheet available between Monday and Wednesday of next week, just outside of the auditorium during lunch.
So, sign up! Maybe you’re a superhero and you just don’t know it yet.
With great power comes great responsibility. You’re the hero our school deserves, AND the one it needs right now. You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, and in time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.
You may not be Spidey, the Dark Knight, or the Man of Steel. But you can still be a shining example for others to follow by sharing your special abilities with the world. Don’t forget to sign up for the talent show next week!
When you hide away your talents, your sister starts to believe that you hate her. When your sister starts to believe that you hate her, she builds up unrealistic dreams in her mind of a boy sweeping her off her feet. When she builds up unrealistic dreams of a boy sweeping her off her feet, she falls for the first guy that shows her any attention. When she falls for the first guy that shows her attention, you end up running away from your kingdom. When you run away from your kingdom, you have to live by yourself on a mountaintop. When you live by yourself on a mountaintop, you have to conjure up a scary, ice monster to protect you.
Don’t conjure up a scary, ice monster to protect you. Let go of your fears. It’s time to see what you can do, to test the limits and break through. Share your gifts with the world. Remember to sign up next week for the talent show!
A friend who moved to London last year is on a trip to Spain right now. She just posted photos of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. My wanderlust is kicking into high gear right now.
Three of my favorite memories of Europe keep flooding my brain. Driving from London to Stonehenge, Avebury, and Salisbury on a beautiful day. Sitting outside at a cafe, consuming the most delicious espresso and croissant while watching adorable Parisian children walking to school. Sitting in a square in Heidelberg for three hours with my students, relishing the longest stretch of free time we had in Germany.
"Kate, we have to go back!"