Number of Participants: 10
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Type: Immigrants & Refugees
Date: May 15, 2018
On April 27, the Babylon Junior-Senior High School French National Honor Society hosted the second annual student/faculty talent show, bringing together members of the school community for a night of fun and fundraising.
Teachers took to the stage with students as they sang, danced and raised $1,190 for Batay Baraguana, a small community of Haitian immigrants living in the Dominican Republic. Babylon Junior-Senior High School junior Payton Mathews travels to the Dominican Republic every summer, rebuilding homes and schools in these communities.
During the performances, teacher Melissa Anderson and student Anna Romero kicked the night off with a classic rock duet. Teachers Rebecca Olivieri and Ashley Tomei rocked out on some classic tunes, while Alexander Marange and Kyle Cropsey led the country band in a rousing rendition of “Country Roads,” featuring art teachers Cheryl Schweider and Patricia Stork. Alexa Grant also hosted a country line dance.
Throughout the course of the night, there were also poetry slam performances, classical ballet routines and power ballads. French 1a, French 2 and French 4 all engaged in a very tight lip sync battle, with French 2 coming out victorious for the second year in a row. The students also sat by the “Eiffel Tower” and sang in French, making the audience feel like they were on the banks of the Seine.