Those who were near the Riverbank High School gymnasium on Friday afternoon might have wondered if there was a concert going on. Well, after a fashion, there was.
In much the same way as during regular class weeks, Friday was an opportunity for RHS staff and teachers to stretch their creative legs and hold a ‘virtual’ assembly for students, online that afternoon.
It was Karaoke Day at the high school, with masked, and un-masked, performers, individually and in groups, lip syncing to their favorite tunes online, and seen by several hundred students.
In addition to the singing, of varying skill and duration, there was a little bit of dance going on, as well as just a touch of ‘air guitar’ wailing.
At the end of one song, most of the participants lifted their cell phone lights in the background of the performance, much like a concert venue sees.
Students participating online were encouraged to vote for their favorite performance. Little did they know, the grand prize for the top vote getter would be a smack in the face and all over the head with a pie tin full of shaving cream.
RHS Principal Greg Diaz was the ‘lucky’ recipient of that prize.