SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. The amount of talent on display during the annual Sleepy Hollow Middle School Variety Show produced wild applause and cheers from parents and fellow students Wednesday.
Students in the audience quickly began acting like they were at a major concert, singing along with those on stage and waving their cell phones around like lighters.
Students sang popular songs, performed on several instruments and showcased their dancing skills as individuals or in groups. Student rapper Francis Pace inspired the audience so much that some of them raced to the front of the stage and formed a mini-mosh pit. Pace was one student who decided to perform an original piece. His Knowing rap earned him a standing ovation and auditorium filled with clapping.
Some teachers aided students in their performances. Math teacher Gregory Large helped Manny Rodriguez perform Abbott and Costello's class Who's on First? with a Sleepy Hollow twist.
I'm telling you, Large said. Who's on first, What's on second, I Don't Know is on third--
You know the fellow's names? Rodriguez asked.
Yes, Large replied.
Well, then who's playing first? Rodriguez asked.
Yes, Large said.
I mean the fellow's name on first base, Rodriguez said.
Emcees Elena Rodriguez and Betty Capellan encouraged the audience to support the students performing throughout the show.
Tonight's show gives us middle school students a chance to express ourselves and prove we have what it takes to create, practice and perform a variety of talents completely on our own, Capellan said.
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