SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Kennedy School teachers and staff performed to a packed school gym Friday night when the school presented “Variety 2013,” an annual event to raise scholarship funds.
The show attracts Kennedy School students and their parents, many waiting to see their favorite teacher in costume lip syncing to songs by groups like the Village People, the Blues Brothers, Sonny & Cher, and the Weathergirls.
According to Kennedy School Principal Lisa Parker, the staff did a great job. “Everyone in attendance had a fantastic time,” she said. Parker credited teachers Sandy Doyan and Al Hook for organizing the event.
In addition to lip syncing, the show also featured live songs by teachers Barbara Habeeb and Sandy Doyan, who gave the audience their rendition of A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll, and by Brittany DeNitzio, who sang Firecracker. The entire staff joined in singing God Bless America to end the evening.
The annual event honors the memory of former staff members Eve Hook and Betty Bogeatzes, with profits going to scholarships in their names. This year South Plainfield High School senior Taylor Hagy received the Eve Hook Scholarship, and senior John DiDolce received the Betty Bogeatzes Scholarship. Both attended Kennedy School.