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By DYLAN ABLAN
The Cultural Communications Club’s Multicultural Festival raised $1,400 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital last Friday, almost doubling last year’s proceeds, according to adviser Sabina Campbell.
Students, parents and teachers gathered for the annual event. The hallways and lockers were transformed into the sprawling tropical rainforests of Brazil and the temples of India.
Decorated with a “Hopes and Dreams” theme, the walls surrounding the country displays showed characters from popular nursery rhymes. The front hallway featured a “wishing well” for additional donations to St. Jude’s.
Each group of students was tasked with picking a country and doing their best to recreate each country, with the hopes of winning first place and a $100 gift card. Seniors Austin Smith of Hazlet, Francesca Cocchi and Sarah Soltes of Ocean and Ellen Studer of Manasquan triumphed with their Thailand display.
The group, which placed second in 2011 with their Colombia display, faced several challenges and accidents during set up and just made the 5:30 p.m. deadline.
“I felt confident,” Soltes said. “I knew there was a possibility to win, it was just a disaster getting there.”
Japan achieved second place with a replication of a Japanese marketplace and South Korea took third with a booth showcasing various South Korean documents and artifacts.
The festivities continued with performances. Students sang, danced, read poetry and performed karate for members of the audience.
“I thought the performances were awesome,” said Michele Psyarchyk, a parent. “I loved seeing the different talents.”
The night concluded with a buffet dinner comprised of both exotic and traditional cuisines. Patrons surrounded the tables lined with trays of baked ziti, roasted chicken and other delicious treats.
“The food was probably the best,” junior Sean Cavanagh of Middletown said. “Food is always the best part of anything.”
Cultural Communications Club adviser Sabina Campbell said that she was happy with the event.
“I have been doing the festival for 10 years and it gets better every time,” she said. “Everything was good — the countries, the performances and the decorations. Everything. I’m always proud of my kids.”
Photo Slideshow by Bri Dazio
By MARY SAYDAH
Assistant Features Editor
Red and blue cupcakes, buttons in the shape of elephants and a fist illustrated on the whiteboard – the Election of 1912 was in full swing in Ronald Klein’s U.S. History II class during third period today.
By BRI DAZIO
Asst. Photo Editor
Check out this Photo Slideshow about the 2013 Pre-Pulitzer Competition for the Junior Photojournalism Class.
By MIKE DESOCIO
Check out this photo slideshow about the 2013 National Art Honor Society induction.
By MARY SAYDAH
Assistant Features Editor
After a month of planning, the Cultural Communications Club was joined by 38 ages three to five years old Headstart students this morning for the eighth annual Headstart holiday event, according to the CCC club.
Advisor and Spanish teacher Sabina Campbell had the original idea eight years ago. After working at Headstart for six years, she wanted to continue to help the young students living below the poverty line.
“When I left, I didn’t want to forget them,” she said.
The morning consisted of nine performances from an interactive reading of “The Polar Express” complete with bells for the children to junior CCC council member of Middletown Brendan Gosse’s solo dance to “Too Close” by Alex Clare. Other highlights included senior Brianna Merriman of Middletown singing “Silent Night” while she played the ukulele and Campbell’s Spanish Class’ performance of the children’s story “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.”
After the show, the students received presents, each bag filled with goodies like puzzles, crayons and stickers. Along with the bags, the Headstart students were given unique teddy bears.
This tradition is due to physical education teacher Virginia Clevenger’s mother, who brought the idea to Communications High School. She was a volunteer at the Salvation Army at the time, and they held “teddy bear tea parties.” Different organizations would donate teddy bears and they would then be dressed up.
When Clevenger mentioned the CCC Headstart event to her mom, Campbell attended a tea party with Clevenger’s mother. They returned to CHS with a bag of teddy bears.
“This is pretty special to me,” said Clevenger, who let her sophomore students help with today’s program. “It makes me think of my mom every year.”
Upon receiving their first presents for the holiday season, the students were elated, letting out a big cheer of excitement. Campbell was just as pleased with the turnout.
“It is always so great,” she said.
SEE A PHOTO SLIDESHOW OF THE EVENT BELOW.
BLOT SLIDESHOW BY BRI DAZIO AND SARAH TAKASH
Blot Photos by Mike DeSocio, Bri Dazio and Sophia Boniecki
The freshman class went to Thompson Park, in Lincroft, Friday for the CHS tradition full of icebreakers and group games.
Blot Photo Slideshow by Bri Dazio.
By TYLER PALEY
Color Wars took place last Friday and was quite a success with great participation from the students, staff, and parents. Check out this Photo Slideshow for a recap on all of the 2012 Color Wars festivities.
By TYLER PALEY
The Class of 2014 held its Class Council election on Thursday. At the end of the day, results were announced. Check out this photo slideshow for highlights from the election.
President: Olivia Reizer
Vice President: Caroline Palsi
Council Members: Jacob Vernick, Bri Dazio, Mary Saydah