RFH Talent Show Delivers Amazing Performances

April 18th, 2016


RFH Talent Show Delivers Amazing Performances,

Benefits American Cancer Society

RFH senior Michael Frissora performs John Mayer’s No Such Thing.


Rumson – Nonstop fun and top-notch performances were featured at the annual Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School talent show. The event was held on the evening of April 7th and all proceeds were donated to the American Cancer Society.

While the audience relaxed and enjoyed the entertainment, the judges – including English teacher Stefania Flecca and RFH Music Director Bill Grillo – had a tough decision to make. Choosing first, second, and third place winners from among the eighteen amazing acts was not an easy feat.

First prize was awarded to a group including Paddy Ahimovic and Matt Bavuso for their performance of Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie. Katie Person claimed second prize with her dance performance to Sinner, and third prize went to Anthony Cinko and Tristan Kilper performing Nothin’ on You by B.o.B. and Bruno Mars.

Student performers included –

  • Joe Esposito, Rob Lenza, Joe Monte, and Noah Sullivan – Grand Theft Auto by Fall Out Boy
  • Mia Sourlis – I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
  • Fiona Lenahan – Original Piece
  • Julia Handerhan and Rogan McGarvey – Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
  • Ally Calvanico, Emily Cooner, Leigh Forsyth, Jenny Greener, Brian Incremona, Rachel Makstein, and Bailey Newsome performing a mashup of Love Yourself and Photograph
  • RFH Dance Team Members – Dance Mix
  • Max Connery – Piano piece
  • Kate Gagliardi – This Is Gospel by Panic! At the Disco
  • Paddy Ahimovic, JC Liang, and Kate Sustick – Tears Dry by Amy Winehouse
  • Michael Frissora – No Such Thing by John Mayer
  • Sophia Maita and Jen Sandoli – Can’t Make You Love Me by Bon Iver
  • Stephen Appezzato, Calvin Bruno, Henry Manelski, and Anthony Paolantonio – Naïve by The Kooks
  • Emma Singleton – Fix You by Coldplay
  •  Matt Bavuso and Peter Hogan – Mrs. Handerhan, a rendition

This year’s Talent Show was hosted by RFH seniors Olivia Teevan and Danny Trocchia and Physical Education and Health Teacher Eric Zullo, and organized by the Student Council.

“A great variety of music and talent, coupled with creative hosts and judges’ commentary,made this year’s talent show the best one yet!” said RFH Student Council Advisor and Spanish teacher Yannell Maglione.


Mary Ann Kampfe, RFHRHS Press Release Writer

mkampfe@rumsonfairhaven.org or 908-347-8885