After a full weekend of A Cappella Competition, concerts, coaching’s and classes at the SingStrong DC, A Cappella Competition in Reston Virginia, Fermata Nowhere is victorious. Competing against 14 high school groups in their first ever competition, they win the trophy for the “Judges Choice Award” (best ensemble vocals).
The Rome Free Academy Top Ten Class of 2016 was announced on Tuesday, March 8th. The Valedictorian is Nicholas Wilson and the Salutatorian is Spencer Parrish. Finishing out the top ten in alphabetical order are Andrea Cady, Sarah Chien, Quinton Cosentino, Mackenzie D’Aiuto, David Jeselson, Kalei Krzemien, Devante Saenger and Jennifer Tasco. Congratulations to the top ten!
Joining Manilow on stage for 3 songs, Copacabana, I write the Songs and It’s a Miracle will be RFA’s A Cappella choir, Fermata Nowhere under the direction of Michelle M. Rushford. “What a wonderful experience this is for these students. We are so excited for this opportunity to sing with Barry Manilow,” said Rushford. Also joining Fermata Nowhere for this performance will be some members of the RFA Select Choir, directed by Andrea Falvo.
Mrs. Nisiewicz's Senior English classes have been discussing poverty in the United States. As a result, they decided to put a change jar out to collect money for Thanksgiving and raised $81.00! That money was used to purchase seven turkeys, which were donated to the Rome Rescue Mission.
Twelve RFA seniors achieved the highest score based on a weighted average of nine regents exams.
Message from RFA Principal, Peter Blake
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