HF GOES GLOBAL BY CHRISTINA KOHL
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Harborfields has done plenty of events that have somehow benefitted people outside of our community. We are fortunate enough to be taking part in another charity showcase next month. The Global Justice Club in particular will be holding a concert on April 7th, 2017.
Although the school has participated in viewing or performing in the concert in the past, there are still questions that need to be answered regarding the event. For example, who can perform in the concert? How do I sign up? What is fundraising going toward? How much is a ticket? What sort of acts can I do on stage?
The Global Justice Concert is a humbling event meant simply to raise money for the building of a school in Sierra Leone. There are definitely children in the world who do not have access to a proper education or a foundation for success in life. Our concert is meant to construct a safe haven for students who are less fortunate in parts of the developing world.
Any member of our HFamily can audition to either sing, dance, or play a musical instrument in the concert. There have been times where bands have also performed, and the event is not open to strictly HF students. Once again, the purpose of the concert is merely to raise money and give back. Ms. DaSilva, the club advisor, will be hosting auditions on March 6th and March 7th.
In order to raise as much money as possible for a great cause, the Global Justice Club asks that people of our Harborfields Community donate raffle baskets for those attending the event. Tickets purchased towards a variety of raffle baskets help our cause even more. “I always like to help by putting together a basket with an AMC gift card and assorted candies. It’s not much, but people put tickets in and it raises more money than the cost of the actual basket,” says Senior Catherine Kohl. In addition to candies and entertainment, Natalie Troy adds, “I always put my money down for any sort of spa basket. It’s really nice to see so many people doing whatever is in their power to help.”
In the past years, the Global Justice Club has had a lot of success with the concert. Students who joined the club in September come together nicely for a special event such as this. Ms. DaSilva and members of the club want to allow a success every year so that the tradition of building a school in Sierra Leone can be passed on for years to come in the HF community. Ms. DaSilva adds to this point, “I understand that it is difficult to have students actively participate in any club at the high school, since kids find themselves being spread too thin. However, I truly believe in this cause and I know that my club will cooperate to make it amazing.”
It is okay to either show off your talents in the concert or simply attend and support your friends who are. The Global Justice Concert only comes once a year and it means a lot to those who put hard work into the show. Please support the HF community and the developing world by coming to the auditorium on Friday, April 7th, 2017.