One of the most important IB traditions is the annual Talent Show, run by the senior officers. This year, the talent show took place on Friday, January 20th to a spectacular turnout. Featuring acts that ranged from blindfold chess to modulations on a familiar Mozart piece to twirling a 2-by-4, the 2.5-hour long program featured a wide variety of extraordinary talents from the junior and senior classes alike. MCs Jackson Freeman and Akshay Aggarwal kept the audience engaged, navigating difficult transitions with ease and cracking perhaps one too many inauguration jokes.

Another important tradition is the senior skit: a culmination of all the things we have learned and memed throughout our IB career. This year’s skit, “The Origins of IB,” featured disturbingly accurate impersonations of IB’s core teachers; magnificent sword fights and seductive nymphs; and of course your standard fix of TOK and Saenz jokes.

In true IB fashion, despite a fair amount of last-minute prep, the talent show turned out to be a wonderful success. The show closed with the senior song: “Keep Your Head Up” by Andy Grammer, an ode to IB’s ability to stay upbeat and, despite pressure and austerity, to truly make the best of each situation.

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