Overflowing Talent at Coffee House

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Overflowing Talent at Coffee House

Ellie Andrews and Emily Savidge '14 perform at the first Coffee House of the year

Ellie Andrews and Emily Savidge '14 perform at the first Coffee House of the year

Ellie Andrews and Emily Savidge '14 perform at the first Coffee House of the year

Ellie Andrews and Emily Savidge '14 perform at the first Coffee House of the year


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By: Maddie Quinn ’16

It’s October, the leaves are crunching under students’ feet as they drag themselves into school and Coffee House was a success.  When is Coffee House not amazing?  This loved Prep tradition has, in the past, always been filled with laughter, applause, joy and talent.  Of course, this first Coffee House of the year did not fail to meet these expectations.  With acts ranging from singing to dancing to piano playing, students did not fail to surprise their peers with their exceptional talents.  Even teachers took this opportunity to show off their talents at Coffee House.

To start off the day at Coffee House, freshman Marnell Ramierez played the instrumental version of “Radioactive” on the piano.  The crowd erupted with cheer following this amazing performance.  Marnell was not the only brave freshman to perform at Coffee House. Others included Anna Petgrave.  As for sophomores, Prepsters heard the voices of Sam Eco, Evan Sarantinos, Ellie Joseph and Juan Bernal.  While some were not surprised by their amazing voices, others were shocked by the pure talent these sophomores have.  Performances from the juniors and seniors were numerous.  The students of Prep were lucky to get to see the talent of Ellie Andrews, Emily Savidge, Filmon Abraham, Maddie Tollner, Joe Hardy and Andy Reichling to name a few.

The audience at Coffee House also got to hear Lily Dowling’s amazing voice, along with her playing the piano.  Caroline Cacabelos commented on this performance saying “Lily was amazing in both her singing and piano playing.  She even got a standing ovation for her performance.”

As much as it was awesome to watch so many students with beautiful singing voices, it was also exciting to see the other talents that Prep students have to offer.  Senior Caroline Cacabelos showed off her ukulele mastery, while Luke Targett amazed all with his performance on the guitar.  Also, Bridget Simmonds concluded the day at Coffee House with an outstanding dance routine.

But students were not the only ones to brave the stage at Coffee House.  Teachers to take the stage at Coffee House consisted of Mrs. Boyle and Mr. Zipse.  The Prepsters were surprised but excited when they saw teachers walk up on to the stage.  As one may have expected, the two lit up the room with their singing and guitar playing. Maybe a trend has been set and we will see more teachers performing in the future.

Looking around at Coffee House, seeing a group of people gathered, sharing talents; as roars, claps, shouts, whistles, standing ovations among other things echo around the theater it is hard not to feel an energy in the room. An energy of pride. Coffee House is a time to celebrate each other.  And this Coffee House without a doubt did just that.

Ellie Andrews and Emily Savidge '14 perform at the first Coffee House of the year

Ellie Andrews and Emily Savidge ’14 perform at the first Coffee House of the year

Overall this Coffee House met, if not exceeded all expectations.  As Chelsea Villanueva said “it was just amazing to see all the different talents Prep students have.”  Also, the addition of coffee and treats as Kat Hofstetter said, “was great and just added to the overall Coffee House experience.”  This Coffee House could not have gone better and if anyone missed it they should be sure to get to the next one on January 17th!

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