Cupid’s Cafe at Glen Rock High School

Emcees for the evening, Juniors Alex Dragona and Susanna Treacy introduce the next act.

by Eleanor Shaw, Alumni Editor

Last Wednesday, February 13th, the Junior class officers held their second annual Cupid’s Café. The school cafeteria was transformed into a lovely Valentine’s Day-themed café. The night was filled with lots of great student performances and delicious baked goods.

President and Treasurer, Alex Dragona and Susanna Treacy, were the MCs (emcees) for the evening, introducing each performer with humor and class. Abby Koenig, accompanied by Emily Paddon on the guitar, started off the evening with the song If I Loved You by Delta Rae. Later on in the night, Emily Paddon, Vice President, sang a solo. Quinn McHugh then sang I’ve Just Seen a Face by The Beatles. Annie Burke and Gabby Piela did a cool rendition of a song using cups. Even our very own Glen Echo staff member, Kelly Streaser, sang Talking to the Moon by Bruno Mars.

With Jared Zahn on the guitar, Peter Schertz sang Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley. Schertz walked around the stage and serenaded female audience members. Bradley Passarelli sang his own version of The Sign by Ace of Bass, and Olivia Ryan sang You Belong to Me by Pasty Cline. Timmy Mountain – accompanied by Kyle O’Connell and another student – sang the theme song for the old TV show, The Fresh Prince of Bel Aire by Will Smith. Audience members clapped and sang along with Mountain.

Kyle Bogert and Susanna Treacy – accompanied by Karl Weiskopf and Evan Brooke – sang For the First Time by The Script as a duet. Brooke and Weiskopf also played Black Mountain Side by Led Zeppelin. Chris Kuiken, Gina Pi, and Andrew Brancato performed Half Measures by The Prize Fighter Inferno. Miles Richardson, Josh Baik, Kyle O’Connell, Sam Halpert Rodis, and Will Tahan brought a little bit of jazz by playing In a Sentimental Mood by Duke Ellington. Eduardo Schwartz, Pat Sheahen, Dan Hurley, Darragh Quinn, Christian Fairbourne, and Jake Pollack sang Little Things by One Direction to end the night of performances.

The baked goods stand was manned by a group of Junior girls including Corresponding Secretary Emily Brennan and Recording Secretary Mikaela Waller. Brennan and Waller were both wearing festive aprons matching the Valentine’s Day theme. Each yummy treat was decorated with hearts and sprinkles. There were even red brownies that were occasionally mistaken for red velvet cake.

Overall, Cupid’s Cafe was a huge hit! It was very entertaining and a great way to start off everyone’s Valentine’s Days. A special thank you goes to the Junior class’ student leaders and class advisers for planning and hosting such a perfectly planned event.