Published in the Sunday, May 13, 2012, (Mother’s Day) Edition of The Miami Herald, Friends and Neighbors, Teens raise money to bring opera to schools, By Christina Mayo, Special to The Miami Herald, notes that:
When moms volunteer, their children usually do too. The girls of Junior Opera Guild who organized the group’s annual fashion show and silent auction just announced their efforts made $14,000. The money raised will help sponsor “Little Red Riding Hood” opera performances for more than 35 local elementary schools, Girl Scout opera workshops and to underwrite a national young artist vocal competition prize.
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The article goes further that: Libby Evans, a sophomore at Gulliver Preparatory School, organized the fashion show. Her proud mom said Libby is also working on getting her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts.
Other committee chairs were: junior Leah Schwartz (printed program) who attends the School for Advanced Studies at Miami Dade College; and sophomores Mona Kabbani (silent auction) and Gabby Goldman (invitations/reservations) of Gulliver Prep; Meagan Butcher (raffle) of the Academy of Arts and Minds; and Katie Flinn (decorations) of Coral Reef Senior High.
“Junior Opera Guild is a wonderful group for any high school girl who loves music and wants to give back to the community,” said Eilika Podack, JOG President and senior at Ransom Everglades School.
Again, congratulations girls. What a great story of volunteering published by the Herald on Mother's Day.