By Lauren Hunter
Seraphic Valor hosted a Valentine’s Day themed talent show on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 9pm in the J.C. Williams Center,
The atrium was decorated with strings of handmade “candy” hearts and assorted balloons. The tables were also themed, with red table clothes and little buckets filled with chocolates.
Bible verse coloring pages were also provided to entertain event attendees. Near the Gentile Gallery, some Seraphic Valor household brothers sold various baked goods.
At around 9:30pm, the talent show began. Most of the acts that followed were music-related, including performances by student bands “The Swaggers” and “The Last Rebellion.”
Vocal performances at the show included covers of Neon Trees’ “Everybody Talks,” Taylor Swift’s “Love Story,” The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey,” The Champs’ “Tequila,” and Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline.” One student also sang an original song called “Dear Mr. Moon,” which earned him a standing ovation from the audience.
In addition to the singing, students showcased a variety of other talents.
One student displayed her Irish dancing skills and another played Howard Shore’s “Concerning Hobbits” on the bagpipes. In addition, the winner of the evening’s gift basket raffle was announced with a Kermit the Frog impression.
Junior Javier Sandoval, a member of Seraphic Valor, said, “We thought that the Valentine’s theme would be super cool because the idea of love is super welcoming…So we thought it would just be a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and also have our household fundraiser at the same time!”
“Honestly, for this event we were hoping to just have people enjoy seeing others share the talents the Lord has given them,” Sandoval added. “That was surely accomplished, as it was an amazing night!”
Junior Kayla Myers said, “I thought it was fun and they were really talented…I also thought that (the student impersonating) Kermit announcing the winner (for the gift basket raffle) was funny!”