The Clemens Follies is a school talent show that features students’ and staff’s fascinating talents. On January 30 and 31 the talent show will be held in the fine arts center. Mr. Thornton, Mr. Allen, and Ms. Elliott will host. This show has been an annual tradition, and, after taking an off-year in 2019, the show must go on.
“The Follies has definitely been a tradition here, and with Mr. Thornton helping out it seemed to go from good to great,” Mr. Allen said.
The talent show gives an opportunity for students and staff to step out of their comfort zones, get involved, and to have a fun time during their act.
“I love fostering new talents and giving opportunities to students that may never of gotten that chance,” Mr. Thornton said.
The money collected from the event is collected and split among the clubs to help fund their needs and to help give back to the school for their involvement.
“I want the traditions of the show and giving back to the community to continue on after I retire in a couple of years,” Mr. Allen said.
The Follies has been an ongoing event since the 1990’s. There was a ten year break before Mr. Thornton started his job at Clemens. Once he started the event was back on and only had one break year since.
“I want to foster new talent and help give opportunity to students and staff,” Mr. Thornton said. “There are always lots of awesome talent, and just being able to see fellow students in a new light and watching them shine is something that makes the show what it is.”
To sign up for the Follies show contact Mr. Thorton in room D101 or Ms. Elliot in room A102.
~Haley Welker- Staff Writer
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