Each year the Service Committee hosts a benefit Coffee House event, featuring several student and faculty performers. Proceeds from the event usually go to a local charity like the New London Homeless Hospitality Center.
For the week leading up to the Coffee House, students and faculty voted on a favorite cause. At the end of the evening, votes were calculated and High Hopes in Old Lyme was chosen. The proceeds from the Coffee House will benefit High Hopes.
Students present donation to Sister Cities Essex Haiti
- Mr. Fader, Brien B., Christine G., Sonia K., Marion P. & Carly G. with Mrs. Smith of SCEH
On Friday October 4th, The Service Committee hosted a Coffee House to benefit Sister Cities Essex Haiti (SCEH). Following an assembly on SCEH and Haiti, students were inspired to help with the library project for Deschapelles, Haiti. The Coffee House crowd was intimate, but the performances were fantastic. Brien Bradley '14 worked incredibly hard to organize the musical acts and set up all the music equipment. Highlights of the evening include: Noah Shafner's ('19) incredible piano performance, Claudia Mergy's ('18) acoustic guitar piece and Cooper Felte's ('14) and Alex St Louis's ('14) duet. In the spirit of the season, students painted pumpkins. Overall, the evening raised awareness and funds for a great cause, and showcased amazing student talent.