At JHHS, a talent show is way more than just song and dance

(Jackson, Wyo.) - When you think of a talent show, you may think of dancing, singing and theatrical performances on stage, but one Jackson Hole High School student thinks that a talent show should be more. Last year, JHHS senior Aspen Jacquet approached Lori Clark-Erikson, school librarian and advisor for the National Honor Society, with the idea for a different kind of talent show. "We used to have a talent show in middle school and it was my favorite time of year," said Jacquet. "When I got to high school as a freshman, I was really bummed that we didn't have a talent show." Last year was the first Jackson Hole High School Showcase, which featured not just singers and dancers, but artists, speakers, and many other talented students. The 2016 Showcase will be on Monday night and feature a myriad of talents. "It is a melting pot of all of the different talents at Jackson Hole High School," said Jacquet. "We wanted to include not just dancers, singers and actors, but also art portfolios, robotics and other talents." This year's talent show will feature guitar players and singers, a gymnastic routine, a member of the speech and debate team doing a speech, hip hop dancers, a classical pianist, and much more. There are also four MC's who will be doing skits and comedy between the performances. "I think that we have a lot of talent in this community and we don't necessarily have that many opportunities to show it, so that is why things like this are so cool. It would be great if everyone would come watch and see what our youth has to offer," said Jacquet. [image: Inline image 1] The JHHS 2016 Showcase is this Monday, May 23 at 7 p.m. in the JHHS Auditorium. The cost is $2 students and $5 for adults and proceeds will go to the Teton Habitat for Humanity Re-STORE. *Feature Photo: A photo from last year's talent show. h/t JHHS /