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November 10, 2015 > Fremont students showcase talent

Fremont students showcase talent

Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) students are about to showcase their talents in singing, dancing, martial arts, and music at this yearÕs ÒFUSDÕs Got TalentÓ on Saturday, November 14 at Mission San Jose High School. Indeed, this yearÕs roster of participating schools are ready to prove that Fremont students have exceptional talent, including Hopkins, Horner, Thornton, Walters junior high schools; American, Irvington, Kennedy, Mission San Jose, Washington and Robertson high schools; Blacow, Brier, Chadbourne, Durham, Gomes, Leitch, Mission San Jose, Warwick, Warm Springs, and Weibel elementary schools; and Glankler Early Learning Center.

Returning as emcees are Dr. Jim Morris, FUSD Superintendent; Sherea Westra, Fremont Unified District Teachers Association president; and Nina Moore, former FUSD board member. Judging this yearÕs competition are Sharon Coco, administrative assistant to the FUSD board and superintendent; and Larry Sweeney, FUSD school board trustee.

ÒWhat is most exciting to us this year is that we have a representing act from each of the six high schools, including Robertson High School. We are also very excited about a staff act from Glankler Learning Center because this is the first time Glankler is participating,Ó said Ivy Wu, founder and president of Fremont Unified Student Store (FUSS).

The event started in November 2012, which was the same year that FUSS was established. ÒWhile serving on the [FUSD] school board, I visited many schools and attended their events. I was always fascinated by the talents at each school, and wished that everyone else would be able to see them. By putting on a district-wide talent show, we'd be able to bring the talents from each school on the same stage, so that everyone would be able to see all the talents,Ó Wu stated.

ÒThis talent show is such a wonderful event because it really brings our school community together. There is such a sense of ÔWe are proud to be part of FUSD!Õ when we all work together to put on this very unique show,Ó she adds. By offering a total of $4,800 cash prizes to the winning schools, and giving all the net proceeds back to FUSD, FUSS seeks every way possible to support all FUSD schools.

Online tickets cost $5; tickets at the door cost $10. Participants and children under 3 years old may attend for free. For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit

FUSDÕs Got Talent
Saturday, Nov 14
12 p.m.
Mission San Jose HighÊSchool, Room C120
41717 Palm Ave, Fremont
Tickets: $5 online; $10 door price
Participants & children (3 yrs. and under): free

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