A Showcase of Talents

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In celebration of Music Wednesday, better known by its French title “Musique Mercredi,” the Babylon Junior-Senior High School French National Honor Society hosted the annual student/faculty talent show this past April, 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 $1,500 for Be Like Brit, an organization whose goal is to continue the compassion of Britney Gengel by serving the children of Haiti through sustaining a safe, nurturing home rooted in the virtues of faith, hope and love.  

After an introduction by French instructor teacher Melissa Anderson and a display of multilingual talents by members of the French National Honor Society, student Shannon Ford kicked the night off with a stunning solo dance routine. Music instructor Charles Leech and the Jazz Band ran through a rendition of “That’s How We Roll,” Sydney Altbacker and Director of World Languages Michelle Scharff played a Spanish number called “Un Ano,” while art teachers Cheryl Schweider and Patricia Stork joined students as “The Dancing Bobs” in a comedy dance routine.

Throughout the evening, there were also poetry slam performances, and massive power ballads delivered by student-musicians. French 1a, French 1b and French 3 classes were all engaged in a humorous lip sync battle, bringing laughter to all of the attendees.