The Body Electric Highlights

Rena Shapiro performed a beautiful dance that embraced the spirit of The Body Electric.
Rena Shapiro performed a beautiful dance that embraced the spirit of The Body Electric.
Serena Heddell played the first musical number of the night with an original song on the ukulele.
Serena Heddell played the first musical number of the night with an original song on the ukulele.
Whitman English teacher Vito Monti shared an inspired poem with the attentive audience.
Whitman English teacher Vito Monti shared an inspired poem with the attentive audience.
Cali Sullivan read an original poem as her brother joined her on the piano.
Cali Sullivan read an original poem as her brother joined her on the piano.
Students such as Ethan Heather and Zack Slansky took the stage in ways that spoke to them.
Students such as Ethan Heather and Zack Slansky took the stage in ways that spoke to them.
Tyler Phelan and Sage Thomas showcased their incredible talents with beautiful choreography.
Tyler Phelan and Sage Thomas showcased their incredible talents with beautiful choreography.
Jenny Duclay read an original piece that reminded the audience to be in the moment.
Jenny Duclay read an original piece that reminded the audience to be in the moment.
English teacher Ms. Kimberly Latko perfectly emceed the evening that included reading some of her own literary works.
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, art or dance, students and teachers took to the stage to the delight of a packed Performing Arts Center this past Thursday, March 14th.

Mrs. Latko shared her gratitude for hosting this evening. “Every year I am in awe of the gifts these students bring to the Body Electric stage, and this year's presentations offered an incredible variety of talent and skill. Max Fisher, Rena Shapiro and the seamless duet of Sage Thomas and Tyler Phelan showcased incredible ability and choreography, while our poets were not only strong writers but articulate and confident readers. Many of them are underclassmen and I am thrilled to know they will be back with us again next year. And the musicians who crafted their own songs were breathtaking at points. I am also grateful for the technical talents of Sarah Nace and the artistic creativity of Reyha Mete.”

Please join in congratulating all of the talented students and faculty who performed in this year's Body Electric celebration. This unique combination of music, performance, fine arts, and literature demonstrated the very finest creativity that our South Huntington schools have to offer. Congratulations to the following performers, in order of appearance:

Act I: Sophie Dalton, Jaycelyn Ruotolo, Serena Heddel, Kayla Andrews, Michelle Mullin, Cali Sullivan, Rena Shapiro, Vito Monti, and Sergio Gomez.

Act II: Jenny Duclay, Brianna Ruotolo, Tyler Phelan & Sage Thomas, Ethan Heather, Summer Levinsky, Keara Shea, Kim Lateko, Zack Slansky, and Maxwell Fisher.

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