On Friday, December 6, the talented students of New Hope Academy participated in the school’s annual Winterfest at the Yardley Community Centre. Emceed by NHA Director Dave Kennedy, the acts highlighted the various talents and capabilities of students from both the Yardley and Doylestown campuses. The show opened with NHA’s small choir singing Ed Sheeran’s “I Don’t Care,” under the skilled direction of Jenna Parrilla. Other performances included Megan Pressler performing Grace VanderWaal’s “I Don’t Know My Name”; Breanna Nalbone singing Cascada’s “Everytime We Touch”; Colin Cahill playing Vulfpeck’s “Deantown” on bass; Adriana Aponte singing Etta James’ classic’ “I’d Rather Go Blind,” with Carolyn Schwartz on drums; Sara Siedell singing Evanescence’s “My Immortal”; Breanna Micciche shredding Megadeth’s “Lucretia” on guitar; and Christopher Franklin on piano, performing Twenty One Pilots’ “Smithereens.” The audience was also treated to a Michael Jackson-inspired dance routine from Mason Duran and a comedy skit from Jaymin Serdikoff, Daniel Kitchen, and Sean Kelton. Also performing were various students from Monica Welsh’s yoga classes, who displayed their discipline and showed off their flexibility; the New Hope Academy choir singing a rendition of the Little Max song “Wings”; and the NHA Jazz Band, featuring Breanna Micciche, Grant Lodzinski, and Ari Silver, performing “Surf Rider/Comanche.” The NHA Music Department closed the show with U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” The talent of NHA was once again on full display!