RUMSON, NJ – The RFH Spanish, French and Chinese Honor Societies presented an evening of entertainment done entirely in their foreign languages. Each organization did a song together, and individuals and small groups did original performances to fill out the evening. Organized by their teachers, the students worked on their own to practice acts which were creative and showed their love of the languages that they study.


Advanced Placement French students had fun doing their contest winning musical performance. Left to right: Morgan Benney, Sophia Minassian, Christopher Veasey, Alexa Wutt and Haley Rossett.

 Sra. Nancy Vodhanel said, “Hats off to all of the performers in our best-ever Poetry Jam. The performances, done in five different languages, were incredible! The talent was amazing in every song, dance, skit and recitation.”  Supervisor of World Languages Michel Salazar-Linden was delighted by the performances and said, “The Spanish, French  and Chinese Honor Societies and all of their performances reflected the instruction of all World Language teachers, but the creativity and enthusiasm exhibited by the students demonstrates their ability to think “out of the box” with 21st Century skills of critical thinking.” 

Among the highlights was “Pianista,” a Spanish rendition of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” and a duet of “Alguien Soy Yo” performed by Jamie Albers and Gabby Kenny, which won the solo/duet competition. Top prizes went to the Advanced Placement French class and the Chinese song, “Beijing Welcomes You.”

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