2019 Teacher Variety Show!

On Dec. 5, Apex DECA held a Teacher Variety Show in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Dr. Kearney returned to the Peak to co-host the show with Ms. Hofmann, and the night began with a few talents from the duo. Ms. Hofmann played her clarinet and handbells, and Dr. Kearney kept the audience laughing with her comedic commentary. The judges for the night, Ms. Zack, Ms. Robinson, and Ms. Nordt, were introduced, and throughout the show they scored the acts with emojis to represent their overall opinions of the talents. In the end, a creativity winner, talent winner, and overall grand performance winner were crowned. If you didn’t get a chance to see the show, read below for a recap of each talent:

Mr. Miller 

Everyone’s favorite substitute teacher opened the show with his hilarious comedy routine. He began with some of his classic jokes about taking his wife out to dinner, and he ended with a skit and rhyming narration about a monkey that left the entire audience in laughter. His jokes and stage presence were enough to win him mind-blown emojis from the judges and the overall best performance of the night! Congratulations, Mr. Miller!

Ms. Lord, Ms. Battles, Ms. Gavin, Ms. O’Brien, and Ms. Nobles 

This group of fabulous teachers choreographed and performed a dance to “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls. They were full of energy and wore wigs and matching aprons with spices on the front. Their dance and costumes won them starry-eyed emojis from the judges and the creativity award! 

Mr. Summers and Ms. FB

Mr. Summers and Ms. FB played a game of Disney Pictionary for the audience, and their magical abilities had them guessing each other’s drawings in only seconds! Audience members wrote down Disney characters and movies on slips of paper on their way in, and these were the subjects Mr. Summers and Ms. FB had to draw. Elsa, Belle, Abu, Hades, and Dumbo were some of the characters drawn, and the audience seemed to enjoy the act. However, the judges weren’t sure how much of a talent this was, so they awarded Mr. Summers and Ms. FB with poop emojis.

Ms. Summers 

Ms. Summers came on right before the intermission and performed what she called “the craziest origami ever seen!” She taught the audience how to make an origami fox and bow, and everyone was very impressed with her crafting skills. She received starry-eyed emojis from the judges.

Ms. Sudkamp, Ms. Whiteside, and Mr. House 

The show continued with a fun visual arts performance by Ms. Sudkamp, Ms. Whiteside, and Mr. House. They wore tutus while simultaneously painting and hula hooping. The audience wasn’t quite sure what to make of it, but it was funny to watch and like nothing anyone had ever seen before. They earned one starry-eyed emoji and two vomit emojis from the judges.

Mr. O 

Mr. O’s surprise act was quite “O-riginal” as Dr. Kearney put it. He performed a spoken version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and did a nice job even with the technical difficulties that occurred. The judges thought the act was very smooth, and Ms. Robinson commented, “I was whelmed; not over, not under, just whelmed.” They awarded him with two starry-eyed emojis and one mind-blown emoji.

Mr. Hayes 

The final act of the night was last year’s winner, Mr. Hayes. He played the guitar and sang “Shame” by the Avett Brothers and left the audience in awe with his wonderful voice and passion. It was a great way to finish out the night, and he won the talent award and mind-blown emojis from the judges.

All of the teachers did an outstanding job, and we want to give a huge thank you to them and Apex DECA for putting on such a fun show. Congratulations again to Mr. Miller, Mr. Hayes, Ms. Lord, Ms. Battles, Ms. Gavin, Ms. O’Brien, and Ms. Nobles for their winning acts!

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