SEI 2017 Day 16 Update

SEI’s Got Talent

One of the biggest events at SEI each year is called “SEI’s Got Talent”. This two-act, high energy talent show features a variety of performances from SEI students. This year we had the largest amount of students/staff members participate in the talent show, with a total of 19 acts performing, including a surprise performance from the SEI teachers. Additionally, the show hosts, brother and sister duo Mr. and Ms. Krogh brought humor to the evening with their short interludes in between acts. Students enjoyed watching the hosts perform SEI focused skits.

The talent show is a great way for students to grow in their confidence and ability to speak English in front of a large audience. Each year the staff is extremely impressed with the quality of talent at the show and the boldness of the SEI students. The staff and students thoroughly enjoyed cheering on the talented SEI performers and watching them demonstrate courage as they walked onstage at the Wallace Theatre.

Below is the list of the SEI 2017 Talent Show Performances:

Performance #1: Robot Tricks

Frodo Xie

Performance #2: Singing/Guitar

Alvaro Coj

Performance #3: You Raise Me Up Song

Ivy Feng

Performance #4: Piano

Alex Sun

Performance #5: Quick Drawing

Mr. Wilson

Performance #6: Amazing Men

Yellow Team Middle School Boys

Performance #7: Solo

Nick Qiao

Performance #8: Hand Music

Bobby Zhou

Performance #9: Guatemalan Culture

Tomasa Solares, Florinda Coj & Vilma Ben Coj

Performance #10: Duet

Betty Rui and Bess Xu

Performance #11: Singing Group

Vivian Guo, Eva Guan, Elina Zhuang & Ms. Krogh

Performance #12: Duet

Nick Qiao & Chandler Chen

Performance #13: Wrecking Ball

Elina Zhuang

Performance #14: South African Culture

The Born Frees

Performance #15: Baton Twirling

SEI Alumni, Gloria Zhang

Performance #16: Dance

Dreaming Lantern Group

Performance #17: KungFu

Bach Luo

Performance #18: Creative Writing Skits

SEI Teachers

Performance #19: Unstoppable Dance

Ms. Carson’s Dance Class 

Weekend Activities

SEI staff and students experienced another sunny Saturday afternoon exploring California. Just like last week, students had the option to go to Huntington Beach, The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway or the Fashion Island Mall. Everyone enjoyed the chance to recharge and rejuvenate over the weekend.


SEI Staff Highlight: Care Staff, Bethany Nitzel

Care staff leader, Bethany Nitzel, is the second oldest of nine children. She loves to surround herself with people, as she is very energetic and positive. In her free time Bethany enjoys playing music, playing volleyball, hanging with friends, and going to concerts.

Fun fact: Bethany lived in Mongolia for four years and also lived in Thailand and Hong Kong for two months each.

Contact Information

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