‘Music Through the Decades’ | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 30, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: April 27, 2016 at 12:07 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
Colleton County High students, served by the Department of Special Services, put on a rousing and entertaining show, “Music Through the Decades,” on Thursday April 21 at the Performing Arts Center. Retired Speech and Language Therapist Patti Lohr served as the emcee for the spring musical and the Cougar New Tech students designed the colorful and eye-catching props for the event, which was held for the ninth consecutive year at CCHS.
The spring performance featured songs from across the decades from favorites like “The Twist” to the more recent “Get Down on It.” Student performer Kalin Teasdale, along with local talent Cynthia Richardson, brought down the house with their rendition of “The Prayer.” Carlise Washington performed a moving prayer dance to “My Testimony.” In the finale, the group was joined on stage by Principal Dr. Melissa Crosby and Cougar New Tech students.
Patti Lohr opened the event by thanking Rebekah White, current speech and language pathologist at CCHS, for her assistance with the program along with the teachers and assistants. “These students, like all students, need to be acknowledged for their special abilities, not their disabilities,” said Lohr. “It has been so gratifying to discover the many latent talents possessed by these special students. They are my lifeline to joy and I love each and every one of them.”