Extravaganza of Talent: German Embassy School’s Spectacular Showcase

In a dazzling display of talent and creativity, students, parents, teachers, and staff of the German Embassy School in Addis Ababa converged on the soccer field on February 3, 2024 for a remarkable talent show organized by two exceptional students, Dagim Zinnahbitu and Natnael Bereded.

With an array of performances ranging from short plays to singing, dancing, beatboxing, and even unicycling, the audience was captivated by the wealth of hidden talents showcased on stage. Dagim and Natnael, the masterminds behind the event, had envisioned an attendance of 300 to 400 people. While the actual turnout surpassed 250 attendees, the event was deemed a resounding success, defying initial skepticism from some teachers. Both Dagim and Natnael proudly embrace their identity as “risk-takers,” having turned their ambitious vision into a reality.

The highlight of the evening was the Ghion Dance Group, whose electrifying performances earned them the top prize from a generous pool of 25,000 ETB. Their seamless blend of humor, sketches, and mesmerizing dance moves left the audience spellbound. Behind the scenes, a panel of carefully selected judges provided fair and professional feedback to the performers. Renowned singer Yohana Sahle, alongside host Melena Abraham, known as Milu, and the school’s very own Pascal, who also showcases his reggae skills under the alias Evared, lent their expertise to ensure a thorough evaluation of each act.

The talent show was a collaborative effort, organized in tandem with the student council, with approximately 15 other students lending their support in the planning and execution of the event. In addition to the captivating performances, attendees had the opportunity to indulge in various treats from six vendors offering a range of delights, including ice cream, burgers, hot dogs, cakes, and healthier options such as fresh fruit juices.

Despite an initial budget of 20,000 ETB, the event managed to exceed expectations by raising a staggering 130,000 ETB, a testament to the overwhelming support and enthusiasm from the school community. Looking ahead, Dagim and Natnael are already contemplating their next endeavor—a bazaar scheduled for the end of March. With their track record of success and penchant for innovation, it’s certain to be another event to remember.

The talent show, held on Saturday, February 3rd, served as a celebration of the diverse talents and vibrant spirit of the German Embassy School community, leaving a lasting impression on all those in attendance.

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