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Barbershop Quartet Wins Annual BRHS Sing Off to Benefit Kim Nelson Foundation

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Kimberly Nelson Foundation held its annual Sing-Off June 9, awarding major talent at Bridgewater-Raritan High School and raising money for the foundation.

Placing first in the competition were Josh Lisner, Jack McManus, Sean McBurney and Nick Scafuto, with their performance of "What I Did for Love."

In second place was Ginger May with her performance of "All Falls Down."

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Tied for third place were Lauren Arnold and Jennifer Brady with their performance of "Gravity," and Chloe Crosby and Nick Scafuto with their performance of "A Thousand Years."

Fourth place went to Leigh Huber and Ashley Velazquez with their performance of "Come Together."

Also performing were Diana Lambert, Krista Hawkins, Arpitha Gorur, Jillian Kenny, Rebekah Hobbs, Regina Pagano, Diana Scafuto, Ariel Staffin, Allie Hnasko, Riley Pestorius, Dan Amorim, Sunny Arigela, Nicholas Cook, Devin Freeman, Malhar Lakshman and Justin Li, as well as non-judged performances from Dalia El Akbani, Laura Angle, Kim Cook, Amy Cruz, Hannah Dittloff, Allison Gerlach and Allie Lam.

The judges were Gil Brady, who recently performed in "Shear Madness" off-Broadway; Frank "Frank G" Guastella, a performer, producer, videographer and engineer; and Carolyn Schmidt, a master director of Hickory Tree Chorus, New York/New Jersey Region 15.

The foundation, and event, is in honor of Kim Nelson, a member of the Bridgewater-Raritan High School Class of 2010, who was a dedicated member of the school's choir program.

To donate to the foundation, which provides scholarships to students, send donations to The Kimberly A. Nelson Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 484, Martinsville, NJ 08836.

For more information, visit www.kimsway.org.

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