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Grand Production Includes Those Who Missed Out During Covid

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A few years ago, Grand Avenue English teacher/drama director Rebecca Levy watched her students miss out on a production, “All Shook Up.” All of the experiences and lifelong memories when the world came to a screeching halt with the Covid shutdown in March 2020.

Years in the making, she resurrected the same show this school year and came up with this idea of bringing the current and former casts together for new more incredible memories.

“For those of us that have been around a while, certain phrases resonate,” added Principal Carlo Conte. “The one that seems most fitting here is, “The Power of Bellmore-Merrick.”And The Power of Bellmore-Merrick was on full display that day and kids were able to walk away with some priceless memories.”

“Having our former drama students back today to revisit the show that they previously worked so hard on was very special,” Levy explained. ‘Listening to them share words of wisdom with their younger counterparts that were filled with so much maturity and joy and watching them finally take their bow that was four years in the making is something that will stay with all of us for a long time.”

Merrie Ober, a pastry instructor in the CHAMP program housed at Kennedy, volunteered some students to cook lunch for the cast and crew of the Grand Avenue production.

“This allowed them to connect with new students and reconnect with each other over some yummy food,” Levy added.

Date Added: 3/26/2024

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