FOR the final teenAGE Observer Expression Tour of 2014 we visited St Mary High to unearth the talents of the students.
Torrential rain aside, the day was packed with activities, which started with their annual Christmas carol service.
The service featured music from the school band, various singing groups, Inter-School Christian Fellowship, Cadets, and the drama club as well as an item from the Highgate Police.
When the carolling came to an end, the teenAGE Observer Expression Tour team got into gear and as DJ Cash Price filled the auditorium with the sounds of hit after hit.
Students, teachers, parents, and community members — who were present for the school’s annual dinner which followed the concert — enjoyed the mixes from DJ Cash Price’s turntable.
The stage came alive with song, dance, drama, poetry and various forms of talented performances from the students.
First up was Nicalia Shattack with It’s Not Over Now followed by Ettenneva Edwards, who sang When I Call on Jesus.
Team Up performed a piece which featured song and drama, followed by Musique, who did a medley of songs.
The St Mary High School Drama Club had the students in a laughing frenzy with their play Ambition, complete with props and a hilarious, though inspirational plot.
Emcee Kesi Asher challegened the audience with giveaway questions, to which students Daniel Hylton, Tashagaye Minto, Quavaughn Campbell, Tyrese Henry, and teachers Elaine King and Lasandra Panton answered correctly. All trivia winners received exciting prizes courtesy of the teenAGE Observer and sponsors Flow and AAMM Co-operative Credit Union.
Blazers was up next with a very creative dance piece, which incorporated acrobatic bends and stretches. Keneil Mattis performed a song, before Yabbut and Villa presented an hilarious skit about applying for a visa.
The Drama Club gave the crowd a “brawta” performance which was enjoyed to the very end by the audience.
Much to the surprise and pleasure of the audience, Annette Salmon, one of the elderly community members who was present for the dinner, performed a dance. “I want to dance to, everyone dancing and having fun, I want to dance too,” Salmon said with a smile.
To close the curtains on the concert, the top three were announced. The audience cheered as St Mary High School Drama Club was announced the winner, dance group Blazers placed second, while Team Up and Yabba & Villa tied for third place.
Guest artiste Nesbeth, who has hits such as Board House, Guns Out, Who Gonna Turn To, and Taste Victory was on his way to the concert, but had to return to Kingston, due to the heavy rains.
Principal Juliet Frazer-Sadar was happy to have the Tour Team at her school and thanked the sponsors Flow and AAMM Cooperative Credit Union for their support.
Look out for the St Mary High School Drama Club as they will be representing St Mary High at the grand final of the 2014/2015 teenAGE Observer Expression Tourto be held in May 2015.