Reflections Earn Straight Superiors at States


Courtesy of Mr. Andreacchio

The Santaluces Reflections Chorus performs at the Kravis Center in April.

Angelica Dameus, Staff Writer

Santaluces’ Reflections choir has once again proven to be superior at Monday’s South State Choral MPAs (Music Performance Assessment), three weeks after they earned their Superior rating at District MPAs.

The group performed three songs at American Heritage School in Plantation for a panel of judges: “I Dream a World,” a poem by Langston Hughes, “Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep,” a poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye, and “Peze Kafe,” a traditional Haitian folk song.

Reflections was awarded a Superior rating (the highest score possible in performing arts) and a plaque rewarding them for their achievements.

“I’m really happy with the scores we got at districts and at states,” said Reflections member and Junior Sergio Lopez. “It’s nice to know that all the hard work I’ve put into chorus throughout the school year hasn’t gone unnoticed.”

Chorus Director Mr. Andreacchio said the Reflections group has worked very hard this year and deserved the award.

“I’m very proud of them, they’ve come a long way this year,” said Mr. Andreacchio. “We’ve done some really awesome things, had some great opportunities. It’s a great way to end the year, with this recognition.”