Students gathered at lunch today on Palo Alto High School’s Quad to watch the first day of Paly’s talent show, which will continue with more performances on Friday.

The talent show is one of the first in-person events of this school year and had a crowd of over 100 socially distanced students.

The performers signed up for the talent show in an online form sent out by the Associated Student Body. During the first day of the talent show, there were three acts, ranging from piano playing to arm wrestling.

“Honestly, all the acts were fantastic… but I thought the arm wrestling event was intense,” sophomore Alec Profit said. “I even placed some bets on them and everyone was going crazy.” 

On Friday, Oscar’s Band Tribute Band Tribute Band, a long-standing Paly band, will be the final act of the talent show. 


“Being outside with friends in this atmosphere, it feels like things are going back to normal and it’s a great experience to see and feel.”

— Alec Profit, sophomore


Students are looking forward to this act and have enjoyed participating in the school-wide event, something they have not been able to do since the start of the pandemic.

“We have been waiting so long for this in the era of corona(virus) and being locked in the house,” Profit said. “Being outside with friends in this atmosphere, it feels like things are going back to normal and it’s a great experience to see and feel.”