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Bridgewater's Got Talent
For the past two years, The Kimberly A. Nelson Foundation has hosted benefit concerts at the Bridgewater-Raritan High School in memory of a student [Kim Nelson] who died in 2009 of a brain aneurysm in her senior year.
On Friday, the Friends of the Kimberly A. Nelson Foundation will be hosting a Talent Show at the Bridgewater-Raritan High School. The Foundation provides scholarships to high school students each year as well as grants to the high school music program for specific needs outside the budget.
This event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Foundation as a fundraiser, but also as a way to showcase student talent. The contestants are all BRHS students or alumni. They have been selected by audition to ensure a really quality show for your enjoyment. We are also excited to have our guest judges who will be available for a meet and greet after the performances.
Tickets are general admission and are available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. There will be concessions for sale during the intermission and handmade Cards for Kim will also be available for sale.
Brad Bass (Jersey Boys, Memphis, and Wicked)
Brielle LaCosta (Miss New Jersey Galaxy 2011)
Anthony Krizan (Sonic Boom recording studio, formerly of Spin Doctors)
Contestants competing for a total of $1000 in prize money are:
Julia Velmer and Tara Simpson
Gina, Michelle and Dom Palombi
Jaime Bartolett, Brooke Dobossy and Melanie Fernandes
Katie Wullert and Gabby Ber
Olivia Kan, Pratheek Mangini and Sapier Weinglass
Will Jackson and David Fernandes
Evangelia Psarakis with Emma Carroll
Proceeds benefit the Kimberly A. Nelson Foundation, Inc.
More About Bridgewater-Raritan High School
Bridgewater-Raritan High School is designed as a campus-style building, with 11 separate buildings that students move through in nine 40-minute periods each day. The school, which was originally dedicated in September 1961, has mostly one-story buildings, with one that is two stories.
Curriculum in the school has changed over the years to accommodate a growing student enrollment, as well as demands for additional technological improvements and budgetary constraints. Among the school's highlighted programs are a Cooperative Education Program to allow students to earn college credit for high school work, as well as a World Language Exchange Program with schools in England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The school also offers bilingual classes for non-English-speaking students, and classroom instruction includes the use of computers, calculators, networked computer labs, closed-circuit television, interactive television and software programs.
The school has been recognized as one of only three New Jersey high schools to be a New Jersey Star School and is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.