Whitman's Got Talent . . . And Plenty Of It!


Whitman does have talent, and a lot of it! A few nights ago, the Whitman's Got Talent show hosted by the senior class of 2013, showcased 16 performing groups of singers, dancers, and instrumentalists. The performers dazzled a full Performing Arts Center at Walt Whitman High School.

Our three judges, Mr. Graziano, Mr. Pipolo, and Ms. Sperrazza, gave entertaining feedback after each act. While it was a tough decision, Emilie Anne Greaves and Jonathan Heller (accompanied by Jonathan's father, Mr. Heller) won first place.

However, each act had something special to offer. Freshman Anthony Morace sang and played an original piece on the piano that got a standing ovation. The Latino Heritage Club (24 members strong) showered Ms. Sperrazza in flowers, and Assistant Principal Mr. Jonathan Varlamos made a surprise appearance with his daughter and sang and played guitar with senior Billy DeBlasio. 

It was a wonderful evening that sent the audience home astonished at the range of talent at Walt Whitman High School. Thank you to Ms. Zamow and the senior class officers for coordinating such a great show. Below is a complete list of the performers:

(Do not forget to click on slide show after listing)

Thank you Mr. Scott File for photography

Tyler Gianchetta, Vocal– Home by Daughtry

Maya Williams, Dance– Bitter Earth by Dinah Washington

Jess Malone & Kevin Shepherd, Vocal and Guitar– Lost In My Mind by The Head and The Heart

Alex O’Toole, Vocal and Dance– Justin Bieber Medley

Anthony Morace, Piano and Vocal– Photo Album by Anthony Morace

Emilie Anne Greaves & Jonathan Heller, Vocal– I’d Give It All For You by Jason Robert Brown

Billy DeBlasio, with Jonathan Varlamos and daughter Alexa Varlamos, Vocal and Guitar– Wonderwall by Oasis

Rachel Guida, Dance– Nicest Thing by Kate Nash

Adrienne Cantave & Chelsea Saccente, Vocal– River Deep, Mountain High by Tina Turner

Latino Heritage Club, Dance– Latin Music Medley

Gina Cipriano & Casey File, Piano and Vocal– Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley

Victoria Rosa, Dance– Ain’t No Way by Aretha Franklin

Jennifer Fenwick, Emily Fisher, & Kevin Shepherd- Vocal, Violin, & Guitar– In The Mourning by Paramore

Lesley Garay, Vocal– Fallin’ by Alicia Keys

Alaina Kiesel & Emma Triolo, Vocal and Piano– The Funeral by Band of Horses

WWHS Step Team, Dance