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Middle School Takes the Stage with Spring Sing

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Every middle school class at Saint John’s brought fabulous masterpieces to the stage of the annual Spring Sing, but, ultimately, it came down to three winners. Mr. Brian Mariano’s seventh grade took third; Mrs. Sarah Eberlin’s eighth grade came in second; and the big winner was Mrs. Emily Mohan’s sixth grade in their first Spring Sing.
Spring Sing is a showcase that allows middle school students to take control and create a performance piece to a song that fits the theme. Each class has a chance to show its talents and compete for 1st place. With this year’s theme of Motown, there was plenty of room for creativity and incredible performances. Motown is a record label created by Berry Gordy, Jr., and was an all-African American-owned label. The music coming from the Motown era has a soul music style with a strong pop influence. Amazing singers rose to fame through Motown, such as the Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder.
Mrs. Karen Klenk’s sixth grade class performed “Dancing in the Street” by Martha and the Vandellas, followed by Mrs. Emily Mohan’s sixth grade class with “Do You Love Me?” by the Contours.
“Spring Sing is exciting because it’s our first time doing it,” explained Thomas Fleming from Mrs. Mohan’s class.
Moving up to 7th grade, Mr. Brian Mariano’s class worked hard on their performance of “Get Ready” by the Temptations as well as Mrs. Gena Heins’s class with “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder.
“I like Spring Sing because it allows students to make something of their own,” said seventh grader Mia Humphrey.
The Class of 2017 was ready to go out with a bang with their final Spring Sing performances. Mrs. Jenae Smith’s class was excited to perform “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5. Mrs. Sarah Eberlin’s class also performed a Jackson 5 song with “ABC”.
“Spring Sing allows us to all come together to form competitive teams and have a chance at winning bragging rights in a friendly, fun way,” said Keely Hallinan, one of the choreographers from Mrs. Smith’s eighth grade.

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Middle School Takes the Stage with Spring Sing