Twelve competitors took the stage to perform karaoke during the PW Cancer Awareness Club’s “Karaoke For A Cause” fundraiser. All of the money raised goes to families in the area who have been impacted by cancer.

“Helping the families is the most rewarding part,” says senior Mya Leibowitz, one of the club’s Officers. “The money can go a long way for them.”

“Seeing people from our community, both teens and adults, come together to support each other confirms that the work we are doing is also raising a sense of togetherness and empathy,” adds eleventh grade club member Domi Perrone.

Each person or group that competed chose a song to perform for their peers. Audience members were encouraged to clap along or wave flashlights.

Three competitors dressed in colored boas and tiaras

Savi Bell, Leena Krayyem, and Carmelena Smith won third place after performing "Take A Hint."

“Everyone showed so much support towards the performers,” ninth grade club member Maite Jayo says. “It really felt like a no-judgment environment. Everyone had so much fun.” 

Junior Cecelia Schmidt won first place after her rendition of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King. “I picked it because I wanted everyone to feel the love,” she says. 

“I loved watching all of the performances,” shares Club Officer Abby Manning, “and seeing Celia win the big prize!”

Abby Manning and Cecelia Smith, holding first place envelope

Club Officer Abby Manning and Cecelia Schmidt after Schmidt won first place.

“Karaoke For a Cause” raised a total of $1,930 for families in the local community. The club sends a huge thank you to everyone who participated and attended.

The seventeen students who performed