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UCEC Unleashed!

On February 12, from 6-8 pm, our school held its 5th annual Talent Show. It was our biggest show yet! Bradley Blumer set the mood by playing the background music as attendees entered and judged the Art Show submissions. These included an assortment of art pieces sent in by students ranging from paintings to professional photographs. Congratulations, to Bonnie Loh for her 1st-Place win, for the second year in a row. The Glee Club opened up the talent portion of the show with a great performance demonstrating how hard they’ve been working this year. This year also saw the addition of a few new types of talent: magic and comedy. Alex R. gave us our first student magic show while Drew C. became our first-ever comedian. But in the end, two talented duos were the ultimate victors, creating another first; a tie for the top spot in the talent portion. Juniors Jevon R. and Alejandra M. singing/rapping “Clean Up Woman, “ and Super Seniors Chris C. and Adie R. singing “Sweater Weather.” What a great way to end Chris’ fifth and final talent show appearance.

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Corina Strings her Way to Victory photo

Corina Strings her Way to Victory

UCEC is full of talented students; however in the case of Corina, her special talent involves the violin. Though she says her family is musically inclined, she recently had the opportunity to audition for the Southeast String Festival hosted at UNC Greensboro. Unsurprising to those who have heard her play, she made First Chair, which means she was the Concertmaster, who is second only to the Conductor. The musicians spent two days in Greensboro rehearsing for the big event on Saturday. Once again, Corina wound up on top. Most of the performers had to spend their time in an impersonal hotel room, but she was able to stay in a dorm with her brother. Did we mention the musical family? Her brother attends UNCG as a Music undergraduate, so Corina was able to spend time in practicing with her brother. When asked about the experience she stated, “It was a lot of fun; I wish I was still there.” We are proud of her and glad she is a member of the UCEC family.

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