Entertaining at Embers


The popular Embers Coffee House program returned to the high school on Nov. 25, with teacher James Connell’s broadcast television and video production classes presenting another talent-laden edition of the school’s annual daytime variety show. As in past years, the Embers event was produced and filmed live by the students themselves over the course of several periods, for audiences comprised of their classmates.

Karlie Herrera, Noah Palmieri Cameron Philie, Brandon Potter and Elizabeth Ruhrold acted as student hosts; while producer Ashley Karlin, technical director Sarah Hillman and video switcher Ryan Nelson ran the entire studio throughout the performances.  Others such as Rob Iadanza and Jacob Owen served coffee and snacks from behind the counter of the “coffee shop.”

Performers included student-musicians Kendra Canavan, John Coffin, John Fasano, Julia Lambert, Danielle Pafundi, Colin Tohill, Meg Tohill and Noelia Vazquez. A crowd favorite, English teacher Michael Petre performed as “P-Nasty,” rapping with students Chris Abbadepalo and Anthony Bacurra.

“Everyone really enjoyed the event,” said Connell. “My special thanks go out to all of the performers and staff for working at the event, the teachers who brought their classes, as well as the high school administration who help us run a safe and enjoyable event each year.”