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Central holds second annual ‘Central’s Got Talent’ show

Central hosted the second edition of “Central’s Got Talent,” a talent show featuring various student acts, on March 22. 

The show debuted in 2023 as a rebranded version of the longstanding Multicultural Show due to student feedback claiming the name felt intimidating and that most people didn’t know what “multicultural” meant.  

The show is run by Central’s Diversity and Inclusion Board. In an effort to maintain the multicultural element of the show, the Board projected slides explaining the cultural significance of each performance.

The show features a variety of performances, including singers, instrumentalists, dancers and comedians.

Tomi Bounphisai, a senior at Central, danced with Central’s K-pop dance group R4in at the talent show.

“[Dancing] is something I really like to do, and performing is fun,” Bounphisai said. “I like letting people see me do what I love to do.”

Behind the scenes, a student tech crew handled microphones, lights, props and music. 

Sarah Kandl, an English teacher and the sponsor of the Diversity Board Inclusion Committee, has been running the show for five years. 

“[Central’s Got Talent] is an opportunity for kids to come up on stage, to have fun, build their confidence and shine,” Kandl said. 

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Kate Johnson, Staff Writer
Kate Johnson is a junior at Naperville Central. This is her first year on Central Times staff and she plans on majoring in Journalism and Communications. She enjoys writing opinion pieces. Outside of school she reads and plays video games. She is in the Theatre club and plans on playing Badminton for Central.
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