Middle School Chorus sings for Legislators to celebrate National School Choice Day

Back row left to right:Trevor Lussier, Maren Giese, Wally Hunt, Ishika Patel, Angela Steele Front Row left to right: Jasmine Whittaker and Ruby Rolfe


Back row left to right:Trevor Lussier, Maren Giese, Wally Hunt, Ishika Patel, Angela Steele
Front Row left to right: Jasmine Whittaker and Ruby Rolfe

Middle School students at The Riverside School with a group of parents went to Montpelier on Wednesday, January 25th to be active participants in National School Choice Week.

In late October, a Northeast Kingdom local legislator invited The Riverside middle school chorus to sing for legislators on Vermont National School Choice Day. In the morning, Jasmine Whittaker, a 7th grader, testified before the House Education Committee and then later testified before the press.  Jasmine advocated for school choice for Vermont children and highlighted her experiences at The Riverside School.

During a legislative luncheon, the middle school chorus performed White Winter Hymnal and then moved down the street to the Capitol Building, where their classmate, Liam Markey, a 6th grader, opened a House session with a solo piece on the cello.

The students remained in the Capitol Building to witness an entire House session.