Adelphi’s Lower Schoolers Showcase Their Talent!
BAY RIDGE – Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s littlest students put on one of the Academy’s biggest shows! Lower Schoolers took center stage in front of the entire Adelphi community as part of a very special Lower School Talent Show held inside the John Lockwood Auditorium Theatre on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020. Proud parents, teachers and classmates clapped along as students performed everything from “Baby Shark” to AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.” There were also exciting martial arts demonstrations, piano and guitar recitals, and a stirring rendition of the operatic classic “Santa Lucia” by Lower Schooler Saba that left audience members in awe.
This year’s show was hosted by classmates Saba and Edward, who introduced each act and exchanged playful banter like professional television hosts. They introduced musical groups, soloists, athletes and even a champion speller!
Aspiring scientist Lasha provided one of the show’s biggest highlights as he conducted two live experiments in front of the captive audience. First, he used baking soda and vinegar to inflate a balloon, expertly narrating the process every step of the way. Then he created his very own volcano, which erupted to the delight of students, parents and faculty members.
Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos was impressed by the talent these Lower Schoolers put on display.
“This year’s Lower School Talent Show allowed our youngest Adelphians to showcase some of their unique and extraordinary talents in front of the entire Adelphi community,” Ms. Romanos said. “It is important to nurture these individual talents on a regular basis as part of Adelphi’s commitment to educating the ‘total child,’ and this annual event provides an opportunity for these stars to truly shine. I’m very proud of all of this year’s participants and cannot wait to see what else the Lower Schoolers have in store for us!”
As the oldest private, independent, continuing, coeducational, college-preparatory day school in the borough and one of the oldest in the nation, Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, “the little school of big dreams” has been “effectively preparing young people for college, career, and life, one day at a time” for over 150 years. Founded in 1863 and located in the historic Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, Adelphi enrolls students from two years of age through twelfth grade. A strong emphasis is placed on small class size, individualized attention, self expression, critical thinking and challenging hands-on learning through Adelphi’s founding philosophy and dedication to the education of the “total child”. Adelphi students excel within a small, intimate, safe, caring, nurturing, and secure environment through Adelphi’s core values and founding principles of pride, tradition, spirit, and excellence. The student-teacher ratio is 8 to 1 and Adelphi is a New York State Regents Exempt Program with a 100% college application, acceptance and attendance rate. A founding member of the Coalition of Essential Schools, Adelphi receives its charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and has been a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools since 1928. Ms. Iphigenia Romanos serves as Head of School.
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Photos courtesy of Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn