Coffee House: A Great Event for a Great Cause 

Kayla Timmerman, Co-editor-in-chief

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One of our greatest organized events took place again this year: Coffee House. The Ambassadors’ Club fully organized this event, with all proceeds going to Girls Learn International. On their website girlslearn.org, the organization says that, “Girls Learn International (GLI) empowers and educates middle and high school students to advocate for human rights, equality, and universal education in the U.S. and around the world.” This is a great cause and a great reason to come to the event, as it supports girls all around the world. 

At the beginning of the event, a video called “The Girl Effect: The Clock is Ticking” was shown to everyone there. The video consists of what it is like for many girls around the world, and how a safe environment and an education can help them prosper for the rest of their lives. This video showed why the proceeds went to GLI and its purpose. A great event for a great cause. 

Coffee House this year consisted of many of FHS’ talented students. We had many people performing songs, including Owen Burke singing “The Girl” by City and Color, Kimberly Warshauer singing “Let It Go” from Frozen, Molly Keena singing “Skinny Love” by Birdie, and many more. We also had Anthony Crivilairo play guitar, Kaitlyn Parinello play piano, and Jeremy Tilghman play the ukulele. Nick Ciaravino even did a comedy act. To close all the great acts, we had After Dark perform “Zombie” by The Cranberries. Some people who performed said it was scary in front of everyone and that they were nervous to perform, while others have done it many times and said it was a piece of cake to them. It was a great event to have fun with friends, and support your classmates who performed. 

Coffee House is unique to all other events at FHS because the audience and performers are at the same level; instead of performers being on a stage, they perform in the Commons with tables surrounding them. It creates a better connection between performers and the audience, making everyone feel more together. Coffee House is unlike any other event at FHS, which is another great reason to attend. 

Overall, this year’s Coffee House was amazing. Seeing over 20 talented acts, plus all proceeds going to a great cause; it’s a win-win. Next year when Coffee House rolls around again, I recommend you go to have a fun experience with friends, watch great performances, and help a great cause.