• Raider Revolution organizes annual Variety Show

    vsThe Variety Show is back at Bellefonte Area High School, and sure to bring the entertainment. Organized by Raider Revolution – a student-run organization that aims to bring positive events to students and staff – more than 35 students and faculty members will be performing during this year’s show, scheduled 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the high school auditorium. Admission is $5 at the door.

    Adviser Sarah Rodgers said planning for the event begins at the start of each school year in collaboration with members of the fine arts department who decide on a date, schedule rehearsals and coordinate necessary personnel. They also take into consideration other extracurricular events to make sure all students have the chance to participate.

    About two months before the show, advertisements are placed for audition, so students can prepare their acts and coordinate with others. Auditions, Rodgers said, is held about a month before the show.

    The acts will include singers, instrumentalists, a string quartet, poetry-reading, dancing, comedy acts and more. And all proceeds go back into Raider Revolution, the schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports initiative.

    “The funds are used to provide various school events and activities throughout the school year, as well as used in ways to recognize students for demonstrating positive behaviors," Rodgers said. "All Raider Revolution activities work toward our mission, which is to create and promote a safe and positive school environment that establishes a welcoming atmosphere, enhances student learning and encourages student growth by demonstrating and recognizing positive behavior."

    For more information, check out the show’s page: More information