Blue Mountain Elementary students perform holiday songs for seniors

Item photo by Shea Singley Blue Mountain Elementary students perform for seniors despite late start and snow.
Item photo by Shea Singley Blue Mountain Elementary students perform for seniors despite late start and snow.

Blue Mountain Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School students performed Christmas (and Thanksgiving) songs for seniors at Wyndcliffe House Apartments in the multi-purpose room on Dec. 17.

Despite the weather and late start, the students did not cancel their performance and spent an hour presenting their program to the seniors under the direction of Rachel Wardecke, school principal.

Student from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade took their turns singing songs that were of thanks and of the Christmas spirit.

Not only did the students bring their talents, but they also brought some holiday cheer to the residents of the apartments. After each song the applause was louder and there were smiles all throughout the room. A few of the songs even had choreography adding more smiles and enthusiasm.

This was not the first year that the students performed at the apartment complex. What may have made this years a little more fun for the students was that with the delay and performance, they returned to school for lunch not having to start any school work until well into the afternoon. The performance brought cheer to the residents and a few more hours without school work made the students even happier to perform on the snowy day.

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Shea Singley

Shea Singley is the editor of The Hamburg Area Item. She grew up in Berks County and spent three years at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where she double majored in Creative Writing and English before transferring to Kutztown University where she majored in Professional Writing. Shea graduated from Kutztown University in 2012 and during that time completed an internship in the publication department of a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. She joined Berks-Mont Newspapers in March of 2013 and had enjoyed getting the chance to explore the Hamburg area and meet the readers. Reach the author at ssingley@berksmontnews.com or follow Shea on Twitter: @hamburgitem.

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