Close

Sun Subscriber Website Login






Please wait....
 
News Story
Updated: 05/07/2014 09:30:03AM

Time for Rock

and Roll

Share this story:


PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


James Harris speaks to the students.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Mark Galbo, founder of Rock and Roll Academy, shares an inspirational moment with students. One thing he said at last week's gathering is that if students want to do something great, they cannot wait until they have no fear, they need to move forward in their passion and take charge of what it is they want to do.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


All hands in the air! Everyone wanted a chance to sing at the microphone, and several did, with their classmates cheering them on ecstaticly.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Students were encouraged to take out their cell phones and take photos and selfies at the event.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


This young lady is about to get a chance to sing.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Is there a Cheer Club at McLaughlin? If so, these girls might be it. Here, Zahria Howard, Ursula Ponaloza and Kryslin Ramirez show their enthusiasm for the singers on stage.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Xaria Lopez drew wows from the crowd with her song, and everyone cheered loudly for her. Here, she stops for a photo with Assistant Polk County Schools Superintendent Kenneth Reddick, who told her that someday when she is famous for that voice of hers, to please invite him to a concert.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Mark Galbo takes a video of Xaria Lopez, who sang and mesmerized her classmates and teachers.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


This young man showed his dance moves when students were encouraged to come up one last time and demonstrate leadership by bringing some form of music or expression.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Smiles were plentiful at last week's event at McLaughlin.

By KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ

Text Size:


Boy, has school ever changed since the days of the ruler and the apple, and a “let’s all be quiet” approach.

The Polk County Public School District is rolling out, or “rock and rolling” out, that is, a whole new thing in education.

You are currently not logged in
By logging in you can see the full story.

Get LakeWales Delivered


ADVERTISEMENT