For the second time, the Black Latinx Student Union (BLSU) held the annual Apollo show (inspired by the Apollo Theatre) on the inner campus. With decorations abound, performers showed off their talents at the front of the chapel to an audience sitting festival-style on blankets. Tacos and Soul Food were served.
The Emma Community fills inner campus for the Apollo Talent Show.
Performances of all kinds graced the Chapel steps, from music (including a particularly rousing sing-along of Taylor Swift’s “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” to dance, to a rousing rendition of “The Confrontation” from Les Miserables with the added addition of lightsabers.
BLSU Co-Heads Asia F. ‘22 and Emma S.’22 greeting the audience.
Students hold their phones with their flashlights on in lieu of lighters.
Ari S. ‘22 and Kayla S.’22 as Javert and Jean Valjean face off, this time with lightsabers.
Ms. Shields performs with the BLSU Co-Heads
Several students represented the singer-songwriter genre at Apollo.
Ms. Gilmore and Dr. Bennett drew great cheers from the crowd during their performance!
Dogs welcome! Communications representative Chance greets students on the lawn.
The show was briefly interrupted for an interlude of fireworks celebrating the campaign launch, as everyone headed to the playing fields to admire the colorful sky before heading back for more performances and an open-mic segment of the evening.
Campus wasn’t quiet for long, as the white tent took on new decor in preparation for prom: floral garlands, glitter streamers, lanterns, and various stations for prom activities (build your own bouquet, cotton candy, a mocktail station) filled up the space ahead of the juniors and seniors.
As the night wound down, the DJ station (expertly run by members of the sophomore class) let the remaining dancers know that s’more fixings were waiting for them down at a bonfire.
Thank you to everyone who helped make these events incredible!