To the Editor:
The participants in Manhattan’s best talent show, America’s Got Special Talent, want to thank the community for its support of this year’s show. America’s Got Special Talent is an annual talent show that showcases students from Anthony Middle School, Manhattan High School and the special population community.
This show is so cherished by those who are involved. Participants get the chance to show off their various talents to hundreds of people. The show brings out confidence and bravery from each person who steps on that stage.
This year, we had 100 participants in 30 acts. The show was held in Manhattan High School’s Rezac Auditorium, which was filled to capacity. There was dancing, singing, comedy and many other great performances.
Admission was by donation. This year, Manhattan High School’s Interpersonal Skills class voted to donate the money to Terri Akin’s Adaptive P.E. program for the purchase of three-wheeled bicycles. These bicycles provide a great way for students to exercise while helping build balance and hand-eye coordination. Three-wheeled bicycles range from $200 to $1,000 in cost.
Donations from the show totaled $2,721. These donations are greatly appreciated and will go directly to help USD 383 students with special needs.
Without the support of the community, this show would not be possible. Whether you were backstage, performing onstage or watching the show in the crowd, you were a valuable piece of this magnificent puzzle that is America’s Got Special Talent.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. On behalf of MHS’s Interpersonal Skills class…
Interpersonal Skills Teacher
2100 Poyntz Ave.