Mechanics students' Grease performance steals show

A lip-sync performance from the movie 'Grease' by auto mechanic students won first place in Friday's Don Bosco Technical Centre’s Talent Show.

The show was staged to lift the spirits of students amidst the gloom and disappointment of cancelled events amid the state of emergency. 

As part of their prize pack, the group of 10 auto-mechanics majors has won a free video recording package from Dr. Rome Productions.

The Friday event at Don Bosco was held in two parts: the Talent Show and a Tausala Fundraiser for the Centre.

“The purpose of our event today was a Tausala Fundraiser and Talent Show. During this whole time of the Coronavirus, everyone is sad and all that and not only that but financially – the school is in need of financial help,” said Grace So’o, admin at Don Bosco.

“So we wanted to hold this Tausala Fundraiser. Usually it is twice a year but for this year because of the coronavirus restrictions we haven’t been able to have two fundraisers. The Talent Show was to lift the spirits of the children and not only the kids but all of us as well and to showcase their talents.”

The first place group performed a lip sync of “Grease Lightning” from the classic American movie “Grease.”

In addition to their studio recording with Dr. Rome Productions, they each receive a voucher that will go toward their school tuition and a $200 cash prize for the group.

In second place was singer Sonny Vitale of Letogo village.

In third place was Meavao Selesele, also a singer, from Fagalii.

Sonny and Meavao receive a $200 voucher to help with their tuition.

“Everyone was happy, it was laughs from beginning to end and the kids had so much fun everyone did. It was a good turnout from parents…we were shocked by the support from parents…we raised money… it was a beautiful day for Don Bosco and a beautiful display of the kids’ hidden talents,” said So’o.

“Everyone has been sad…a lot of plans and so many events that the kids were looking forward to have not happened this year because of the pandemic.”

Don Bosco enrolls some 200 students studying seven different trades: Auto-mechanics, Welding, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Sewing and Cooking.

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