Embers Showcases Creative Crew

Embers Showcases Creative Crew

In an annual early winter tradition, the Embers Coffee House variety show at the high school entertained student audiences throughout the day while giving technology education teacher James Connell’s video production and broadcast television classes the chance to put their studies into practice and produce and film a live TV program.

Alexa Benitez, John Camlet, Stone Locke, Andrew Johnson and Stephanie Milito served as genial hosts for the event, held in the broadcast room, while creative student talents Mal Brewster-Holland, Jess Chirpita, Micheal Gengo, Julia Lambert, Evan Mauner, Isaiah Robertson, Alicia Rodriguez and Katie Spina performed an array of music and comedy.

Producers Emily Baio, Kathryn Bingham and Jenna Donnelly; technical directors Kimberly Halliday and Michael Soloman; audio technician Bailey Nelson; and stage crew members Robert Heller IV, Eddie Sallie and Zach Wenksus ensured that Embers ran smoothly, while baristas John DiOrio, Rob Iadanza and Kim Villano served up hot coffee and snacks to the more than 500 students who attended this year’s show.

“This was my third year being a part of the event,” said Camlet. “I feel like I can safely say that this was my favorite year by far. I love being a part of this crew.”