Body Electric Lights Up The PAC

Writers reading their prose, clockwise from upper left: Lizzie Cruz, Isabel Sakarin, James Reilly, and Mahum Siddiqui. Center: Eve Metzger.
Writers reading their prose, clockwise from upper left: Lizzie Cruz, Isabel Sakarin, James Reilly, and Mahum Siddiqui. Center: Eve Metzger.
Danerah Pierre, a senior at Whitman, performed two acts showcasing her talent.
Danerah Pierre, a senior at Whitman, performed two acts showcasing her talent.
Sabrina O'Dette, Arianna Carlson, Amanda Moletz, Ashley Corcoran, Katie Cox, Corina Lambraia, Marina Kilkenny, and Rachel Kilkenny performed together and then in smaller groups to the delight of the audience.
Sabrina O'Dette, Arianna Carlson, Amanda Moletz, Ashley Corcoran, Katie Cox, Corina Lambraia, Marina Kilkenny, and Rachel Kilkenny performed together and then in smaller groups to the delight of the audience.
Tyler Zeoli is a multi-talented junior who easily fits in a group performance, and is equally at home center stage.
Tyler Zeoli is a multi-talented junior who easily fits in a group performance, and is equally at home center stage.
Melanie Olinsky, a recent winner at WGT, soars off the screen.
Melanie Olinsky, a recent winner at WGT, soars off the screen.
Whitman English teacher Ms. Kimberly Latko perfectly emceed the evening that included reading some of her own literary works.
Whitman English teacher Ms. Kimberly Latko perfectly emceed the evening that included reading some of her own literary works.

The Body Electric is an annual performance highlighting the incredible talent at Walt Whitman High School. Whether it’s poetry, music, or dance, students and teachers took to the stage to the delight of a packed Performing Arts Center on the last day of March.

Special thanks to: Hans Bas and The Lamplighters for their time and skill; to Liz Plaisir for her invaluable assistance; to Ms. Acker, Ms. Grady, Mr. Varlamos and our custodial staff for their support; to Ms. Radin and the Xanadu staff and advisor Joseph Pipolo for providing innovative media for the sharing of art, music and literature; and to our many teachers and staff who cultivate and nurture our student artists. Excellent job Ms. Latko for emceeing the evening.

Congratulations to the following performers, in order of appearance: Act I:  James Reilly (poetry); Taninna Oukacine (fiction); Lizzie Mercuri (dance); Christine LoNigro (poetry); Mahum Siddiqui (poetry); Leanne Haddock (music and piano); Marina Kilkenny, Rachel Kilkenny, Jenna Kilkenny (dance); Natalie Migliore (poetry); Ellen Tricomi (poetry); Lizzie Cruz (poetry); Danerah Pierre (poetry); Sabrina O'Dette, Arianna Carlson, Amanda Moletz, Ashley Corcoran, Katie Cox, Corina Lambraia, Marina Kilkenny, and Rachel Kilkenny (dance). 

Act II:  David Grey, Joon Ko, Dan Alivio, Greg Pettit (jazz group); Sabrina O'Dette and Arianna Carlson (dance); Emily Biederman (poetry); Danerah Pierre (vocals/guitar); Valerie Abbene (poetry); Nikolette Bellocchio (poetry); Eve Metzger (poetry); Melanie Olinsky (dance); Abigail Daniels (poetry); Rebecca Sansotta (poetry); Tyler Zeoli  (vocals/ piano); Haley Gladitsch (poetry); Ms. Latko (poetry); and Isabel Sakarin (poetry).

Please visit Whitman’s online literary magazine at Xanadulit.com to enjoy more rich and vibrant student writing, art and music.

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