LRHS Wows at 2022 Winter Coffee House

The talented students and staff of Lakeland Regional High School once again wowed the crowd at the first Coffee House of the 2022-2023 school year.

To open the event, special education teacher Mr. Dave Harris shared an impressive Tae Kwon Do demonstration. To the amazement of the crowd, at the end of his presentation, he took a wood board and broke it into two pieces with his hand.

Next, seniors Sebastian Palmer and Michael Guell took the stage and sent audience members into the fantasy world of Zelda and Super Smash Bros with their renditions of “Hyrule Temple.”

Junior Shannon Lall then took down the house with the song “Lovin Kind” by Isabela Merced. Lall even got the crowd involved with clapping throughout the chorus.

Science teacher Mr. Mike Kelly, also one of the coordinators of the event, took the crowd on a journey with an original medley of ballads and pop songs. On top of his singing, Mr. Kelly displayed his talent on the paino.

Shifting into the rock genre, junior and Coffee House alum David DaSilva brought the energy with “Can I Call You Tonight” by Dayglow.

Newcomer and senior Christopher Vasquez Palomino introduced some country and to event, playing “Oh Susanna” and “Oh Clementine” on his harmonica. Vasquez Palomino is the first harmonica player in Coffee House history.

To end the event, coordinator and English teacher Mr. Eric White once again read some beautiful and moving poetry. He told the crowd he wanted everyone to see how poetry can reach all topics and audiences.

Mr. Kelly and Mr. White shared with the crowd that they hope to have another Coffee House in the spring.