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Students sing the Red, White and Blue


Last updated 4/12/2007 at Noon

Students from Janet McGurk’s third grade class at Live Oak Elementary School presented a patriotic musical, “Singing the Red, White and Blue,” on March 28 and 29.

Set in a present-day classroom, the students were visited by Uncle Sam (played by Dylan Lucia), who taught the class about some of our country’s symbols, and the Statue of Liberty (Sydney Ballif), who came to life to ask for students’ help in keeping the torch of liberty held as high as ever. The class also learned what the American flag, “Old Glory,” stands for and why men and women in our country have died in order to keep it flying over a free America.

Students displayed pride in their nation by singing patriotic songs. Vocal solos and duets were performed by Lucia, Ballif, Tatiana Arias and Taryn Sehnert. Depicted in the musical were Native Americans, pioneers and immigrants, all of whom were instrumental in making the United States what it is today.

“The students have learned patriotic songs and a lot about our country,” said McGurk. “We hope our message came through to the audience loud and clear. We are proud of our nation and respect all the different kinds of people who have come together to make it great!”

Cast members included Lucia, Ballif, Arias, Sehnert, Courtney Baker-Marshall, Omar Castro, Esteban Gomez, Nancy Esperanza, Juli Grindell, Ramon Guadalupe, Alexis Kalthoff, Jesus Murillo, Tyler Russell, Eduardo Sanchez, Joshua Sayler, Quinn Souza, Bryson Spagnuolo, Maria Tomas, Janelle Trento and Orlando Zaragoza.


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