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Fifth grader Jude Arbanis as Darth Maul fights against fifth grader Keagan Terry, who is playing the Mandalorian. The boys are big "Star Wars" fans.

Lakewood Ranch fifth graders show off their talents

Thursday, May 26, 2022 |

Fifth grader Jude Arbanis as Darth Maul fights against fifth grader Keagan Terry, who is playing the Mandalorian. The boys are big "Star Wars" fans.

Principal Cheryl McGrew welcomes students in third through fifth grade and parents to the annual fifth grade talent show. McGrew says the talent show is something younger students can look forward to in fifth grade.

Thursday, May 26, 2022 |

Principal Cheryl McGrew welcomes students in third through fifth grade and parents to the annual fifth grade talent show. McGrew says the talent show is something younger students can look forward to in fifth grade.

Fifth grader Isabella Lawton dances to Katy Perry's "Firework." Lawton says she and her friends chose the song because it was upbeat and it celebrates the end of the school year and the start of a new chapter.

Thursday, May 26, 2022 |

Fifth grader Isabella Lawton dances to Katy Perry's "Firework." Lawton says she and her friends chose the song because it was upbeat and it celebrates the end of the school year and the start of a new chapter.

Fifth grader Avery Ruffing dances to Hannah Montana's "I'll Always Remember You."

Thursday, May 26, 2022 |

Fifth grader Avery Ruffing dances to Hannah Montana's "I'll Always Remember You."

Fifth graders Jeffrey Davis, Lukas Nantes, Preston Fulmer. Keagen Terry, Gus Walsh and Jude Arbanis perform one of the most popular acts of the talent show. Students chanted "Star Wars" as the boys exited the stage.

Thursday, May 26, 2022 |

Fifth graders Jeffrey Davis, Lukas Nantes, Preston Fulmer. Keagen Terry, Gus Walsh and Jude Arbanis perform one of the most popular acts of the talent show. Students chanted "Star Wars" as the boys exited the stage.

Fifth grader Sugan Fernando performs a keyboard solo.

Thursday, May 26, 2022 |

Fifth grader Sugan Fernando performs a keyboard solo.

Fifth grader Emily Harris plays ukulele while singing Bruno Mars' "Count on Me." Some students quietly started singing along.

Thursday, May 26, 2022 |

Fifth grader Emily Harris plays ukulele while singing Bruno Mars' "Count on Me." Some students quietly started singing along.

Fifth grader Haylie Thompson gives advice on how to avoid eating green beans during her monologue. Her advice includes hiding them under mashed potatoes or feeding them to a dog.

Thursday, May 26, 2022 |

Fifth grader Haylie Thompson gives advice on how to avoid eating green beans during her monologue. Her advice includes hiding them under mashed potatoes or feeding them to a dog.

Karyn Nantes and her husband, Alex Nantes, are proud of their son Lukas Nantes for his performance in the talent show. "Next I'll see him in Hollywood," Alex Nantes says.

Thursday, May 26, 2022 |

Karyn Nantes and her husband, Alex Nantes, are proud of their son Lukas Nantes for his performance in the talent show. "Next I'll see him in Hollywood," Alex Nantes says.

Fifth grader Ava Arroyo encourages students to read the "Harry Potter" series before going into a monologue of her favorite quotes from the books.

Thursday, May 26, 2022 |

Fifth grader Ava Arroyo encourages students to read the "Harry Potter" series before going into a monologue of her favorite quotes from the books.

Fifth grader Isabella Padgett shares her artwork in a slideshow while explaining the different forms of art she works on and her style.

Thursday, May 26, 2022 |

Fifth grader Isabella Padgett shares her artwork in a slideshow while explaining the different forms of art she works on and her style.

Fifth grader Lily Bertrand's talent is strength, so she shows a video of her doing a squat with weights.

Thursday, May 26, 2022 |

Fifth grader Lily Bertrand's talent is strength, so she shows a video of her doing a squat with weights.

Fifth graders Isabella Lawton, Cora Kovatch and Stella Guido put together an original routine to perform.

Thursday, May 26, 2022 |

Fifth graders Isabella Lawton, Cora Kovatch and Stella Guido put together an original routine to perform.

Fifth grader Cora Kovatch says the talent show being one of the last activities she participates in at McNeal Elementary is sad, but she's excited to see what middle school has to offer.

Thursday, May 26, 2022 |

Fifth grader Cora Kovatch says the talent show being one of the last activities she participates in at McNeal Elementary is sad, but she's excited to see what middle school has to offer.

Fifth graders Gus Walsh and Lukas Nantes give audience members high fives as all the performers go around the cafeteria for a final bow.

Thursday, May 26, 2022 |

Fifth graders Gus Walsh and Lukas Nantes give audience members high fives as all the performers go around the cafeteria for a final bow.

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