On Wednesday, November 30, 74 High School Juniors from Channel View School for Research got a special treat. They not only got to see a free performance of Hamilton but students got to perform on stage. Prior to attending the matinee, chosen students and schools had to create an original song, rap or monologue to perform on stage through a program designed by the creators of Hamilton, The Rockefeller Foundation and The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Prior to attending the play, students were given primary sources to compare to the lyrics of the play. They also went to the New York Historical Society and did research for their performance piece.
Students were then chosen based on videos that they sent in. Juniors Tayvone Boone and Kelsey Wright represented CVSR by creating and performing an original rap on George Washington. CVSR serves children grades 6 through 12. Channel View School for Research was named one of the best High Schools in New York by U.S. News and World Reports. Denise Harper Richardson, Principal of CVSR and 11th AP English Teacher Mrs. Manne-Hoh organized the trip.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS