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Kids Out To Prove Matilija's Got Talent

By Logan Hall

Matilija Junior High School is gearing up to entertain the Ojai Valley with their version of the hit TV show, "America’s Got Talent." The school’s adaptation, aptly called "Matilija’s Got Talent," will raise funds for the school and showcase some of its students’ abilities to their peers and the community in the school’s auditorium on Friday.
With various acts scheduled including singers, dancers and even Matilija’s own rock band, the show is expected to provide a fun-filled evening for students, parents and community members.
"Every year we like to do some fun family activity," said Matilija principal Emily Mostovoy. "It’s our first year doing a talent show like this. Hopefully it will become an annual event."
One of the acts performing will be the Matilija Rock Band. Organized by the school’s music teacher, Don Orser, the band consists of some of Orser’s music students including eighth-graders Russell Hughart on guitar and Will Cowsill on bass, seventh-grader Sarah Van Son and eighth-grader Katie Root singing, as well as Orser himself playing drums. "We started the band at the beginning of the year," said Orser. "It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but didn’t have the right people. This year, we have kids that love The Beatles." The Matilija Rock Band will perform two well-known Beatles songs for the talent show, "Come Together" and "All My Lovin’."
Kathy Couturie from Matilija’s PTA says it’s a push at the end of the year to get families out to support the school, but that anyone from the community is welcome to attend. "It’s should be a lot of fun," said Couturie. "It’s OK if you don’t have a kid in the school. It’s open to the whole community."
The show starts at 7 p.m. on Friday with the doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at the Matilija school office, and at the door prior to the event. The ticket price is $5 and the proceeds from sales will go back into the school to help fund various student activities. For more information, call Matilija Junior High at 640-4355.

Matilija Junior High School is gearing up to entertain the Ojai Valley with their version of the hit TV show, "America’s Got Talent." The school’s adaptation, aptly called "Matilija’s Got Talent," will raise funds for the school and showcase some of its students’ abilities to their peers and the community in the school’s auditorium on Friday. With various acts scheduled including singers, dancers and even Matilija’s own rock band, the show is expected to provide a fun-filled evening for students, parents and community members. "Every year we like

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