Every Child Counts (ECC) held its annual Christmas Assembly on December 14. Performances were given by all classes as ECC students, staff members and volunteers ushered in the holiday season with an upbeat selection of Christmas songs and skits. Cardesha Wright served as moderator of the program during the assembly.
Under the direction of Mrs. Vernelle Carey, her homeroom students stood before an enthusiastic audience wearing colourful headpieces, and were accompanied by “drummer boys” as they sang “It’s Christmas Time Again.” Next, Miss Ashley class recited the poem: “It Was the Night Before Christmas.”
Miss Ellen’s class was next on the list, and entertained the crowd with a Christmas rap song. A skit called Bethlehem Press was performed by students of Miss Kelly and Miss Cecilia’s class. Soon, another group of students came together to sing “The Little Drummer Boy.”
One of the final selections was by the ECC Christmas Coir under the leadership of Mr. Bill Gallo, music volunteer, and Mrs. Coops. The choir sang a medley and a selection from Music Doing Good, a non-profit organization that promotes philanthropy through music, for their guests.
As the assembly began to wind down, Treneil Brice contributed a divine rendition of Luther Vandross’ “Every Year, Every Christmas.” At the end of his selection, Treneil thanked Mrs. Lyn Major and the teachers of ECC for helping them to become the best that they can be.
“ECC would be lost without the support of our community and volunteers, so we thank them from the bottom of our hearts,” Treniel expressed.
Special thanks were given to Diane Solomons for treating the children to lunch from Kentucky Fried Chicken because of their hard work. Ms. Diane commended the students for their outstanding performance.
During her remarks, Miss Lyn, ECC founder and administrator, thanked everyone for their attendance at the assembly and for their continuous support of ECC as she wished them all a safe and Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.