Number of Participants: 18
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $608
Event Type: Seniors
Date: January 19, 2017
70 South Woods Road Syosset
New York 11791, United States
Thirty-five members of Syosset High School’s Association of Creative Thespians – which includes student athletes- presented a holiday-themed, cabaret-esque performance at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center, bringing cheer to our nation’s heroes while showcasing their various talents.
Coordinated by club community service liaisons Sydney Fells and Danielle DeLaFuente, students performed various songs, monologues, scenes and dances. In November, ACT members created cards for the veterans and decorations for the performance space. “Veterans lit up when they received the holiday cards that were beautifully handmade. The talent of all the children was incredible” wrote Northport VA Center Recreation Assistant Megan McNeely in a letter to ACT adviser Gene Connor, thanking him and the students for their thoughtfulness.
Part of the club’s mission is to stage productions of various theatrical works while giving back to the community. Each month, the ACT identifies a different organization to dedicate its time and energy toward. This school year, members have donated more than 200 winter clothing items, hosted a Thanksgiving food drive, prepared and delivered hundreds of sandwiches to the Mary Brennan INN, participated in a walkathon to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and donated hundreds of dollars to various foundations, including the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fight childhood cancers and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Photo Caption: Members of Syosset High School’s Association of Creative Thespians presented a holiday-themed, cabaret-esque performance at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Photo courtesy of the Syosset School District