RJH LEO Club talent show a big hit
Allen Sanders
RISD Community Relations Director

This week our highlighted campus is the Rockdale Junior High and their LEO Club Talent Show. Principal April Eschberger provided information regarding this very successful event on her campus.

The LEO Club, a Junior Lion’s Club organization, and part of the iTigers program sponsored a talent show on the junior high campus. The LEO club is a service organization under the sponsorship of Cheryln Ellis and principal and Lions Club member Eschberger. The LEO club meets every other week on Thursday mornings at the junior high school.

The LEO club organized the talent show and had 12 student acts ranging from musical instrument playing, singing, and dancing to rapping. The students did a fabulous job displaying their talents. The show was completely run by students including having student emcees Avery Willis and Ke’ira Moore. Students created the programs, flyers, were door greeters, sound and stage crew and ticket takers. The student group decided that the entrance fee to the talent show would be donations of canned goods which will be donated to Christmas Round-Up. The talent show collected four large boxes of canned goods.

The winners of the talent show were a first place tie between Marianna Blackstock singing “Titanium” by David Guetta and Ta’Shon Chamblee and Marianna Blackstock singing a duet “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars. Second place went to Ta’Shon Chamblee and Madison Maloy singing a duet of “Almost is Never Enough” by Ariana Grande and third place was Seth Williams and Isaias Balderas performing “Last Minute Rhythms” created by the two students. The talent show was well attended by both students and parents. The junior high appreciated the support shown for our student performers. In addition to the talent show acts, the iTigers Karate class taught by Cindy Key performed a demonstration of karate moves and talents taught in the afterschool karate class.

Other service projects which the LEO Club has been participating in include running booths at the PTO Fall festival and donating a basket for the silent auction last month, working the school PAWS store, collecting shoeboxes to be donated to Samitaran’s Purse project, sponsoring a class contest collecting cereal and oatmeal to be donated to Christmas Round-Up and they will be working at the Community Thanksgiving dinner this Saturday. All students in the LEO club join on a voluntary basis and have a desire to help serve their school and community.

Many times we take for granted, myself included, all of the blessings and freedoms we enjoy. So, please take the time to share these blessings this week with family and friends, and remember to recognize all of the privileges we should be thankful for each and every day. On behalf to the Rockdale Independent School District, I would like to take this time to wish the community of Rockdale a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday.

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