By CHERE SIMMONS
On Thursday, May 10, Wimauma Elementary School gathered its best and brightest for the annual talent show which included dancing, singing, comedy and a skit.
It takes a village to put on a show this big and the faculty, staff and volunteers at Wimauma Elementary outdid themselves with this event.
The show opened with the school’s chorus singing Best Day of My Life led by music teacher Andrew Lack. Every student who wanted to participate was given the stage Thursday night.
Principal Ismael Lebron-Bravo was in the front row beaming during every performance. It was obvious that this was a highlight of the school year because of the care and thought that went into every aspect of the show.
Wimauma Elementary is a Renaissance Title 1 school, meaning it has a high number of economically disadvantaged students. That disadvantage doesn’t dull the enthusiasm of the staff or students, but it is evident in the aging equipment. Wimauma Elementary could use an upgrade on their sound system and other electronics. Individuals or businesses that are interested in making a donation of any kind can call the school for more information.
Hosts for the evening were Tyler Ammons, Alayla Garcia and Jason Hernandez. Members of the chorus who performed duets or solos were Brisseyda Garcia, Angely Lozano, Lilia Vargas Abarca, Jocelyn Chavez, Alexa Vargas, Alassandra Henderson, Victoria Rivera, Jezaydee Cardoza, Anjelah Carrillo, Aiyanna Taylor, Nicholas Quezada, Damyan Torres, Giselle Sanchez, Michael Meek, Victoria Hernandez, Zayra Alvarez and Osvaldo Lopez.
The Wimauma Drama Club put on a skit about the trial of Little Red Riding Hood, which included the school’s resource officer Deputy Brooke Melton and her daughter Kenslee Harty. Other members were Destiny Delia, Lianni Luna, Kwanzaa Patterson, Julie McCarthy and Kayhly Godinez.
Crawford’s Multiplication Squad demonstrated their numbers skills. They are Israel Martinez, Malekay Gonzalez, Alonza Garcia, Brian Vazquez, Adilene Silva, Aaron Tomko, Deantae Richardson, Eunice Alvarez and Hayden Salazar.
The balance of performers were Abigail Rakowitz, Jacqueline Ramos, Yaneli Trujillo, Ulitza Trujillo, Lizania Luna, Keyvia Luna, Lianni Luna, Tishaud Washington, Tymarian Darden-Bailey, Estrelita Gonzalez, Mayrai Mendez, Jaya Berrien and Keyvia Denson.
Wimauma Elementary is at 5709 Hickman Street, Wimauma, FL 33598. Call 813-671-5159 for more information, or visit wimauma.mysdhc.org.