Java Jive features impressive student performances and raises money for an important cause

Students at Java Jive

Evening raises money for Things of My Very Own

Java Jive is always a special night and between the performances on May 19 and the cause they benefited, this year was no exception. Congratulations to all of the performers, who are listed below, and the Creative Writing Club for hosting another successful night of song and spoken word.

The event doubled as a fundraiser for Things of My Very Own, which provides crisis intervention services to children and impacted by abuse and/or neglect. More than $400 was raised to benefit the organizations.

The evening was hosted by students Avanti Khare and Jillian Margolies, who introduced each performer.

Java Jive 2017 featured performances by:

  • Alex Mancuso
  • Brendan Codd
  • Catie Casey-Wagemaker
  • Simone Sussman with Lara Nakisli
  • Sam Sanborn
  • Ismail Stewart
  • Tyler Barhydt & Lydia Petralia with Ha Sup Lee
  • Molly Wolcott
  • M.J. Lee
  • Maddie McCarthy
  • Caitlin Joan Williams
  • Hibbah Iqbal & Joy Lim
  • Kayleigh Filkins, Rhiannon Gaylord, Sanya Mittal & Delia Ofori
  • Juianna Gabelman & Lizzy Lukoski
  • Bijan Moore
  • Tyler Barhydt & Jared Bour with Ha Sup Lee
  • Mr. Landry & Jessica Landry
  • Emily Baker
  • Jim Cesare
  • Tiara Brown
  • Marxist Theory: Jared Bour & Lizzy Lukoski
  • Nicole Overton
  • Stefani Farrell & Lizzy Lukoski
  • Hannah Davis, Maya Prebish & Tim Sears
  • Thomas Cuvillier & Malena D’Amato
  • Dirty Q & the Boys: Quinton Cain, Conor Graham, Jake Phillips & Vince Tricozzi

More about Things of My Very Own

Things of My Very Own, Inc. provides crisis intervention services to children impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect. Services are also available to children who are, solely due to the lack of items necessary for sustainability, at risk of a Child Protective Services intervention. Our goal is to keep children together with non-abusive family members, and out of the foster care system, whenever possible. www.thingsofmyveryown.org

Java Jive would like to thank:

  • The Creative Writing Club
  • Niskayuna High School Cafeteria Staff
  • Niskayuna High School Custodial Staff
  • Niskayuna High School Music Department
  • Hannaford
  • Niskayuna Co-op
  • Price Chopper
  • Shop Rite
  • Mr. Bloom
  • Ms. Farrell
  • Nick Forero
  • Ms. Ihnatolya
  • Ms. Johnson
  • Ms. Jones
  • Ms. McCarty
  • Mr. Peters
  • Mr. Pierson
  • Ms. Richard
  • Ms. White
  • Ms. Winkler

Java Jive Advisors:
Ms. Ihnatolya and Ms. White

A special thanks to Mr. Warren for his time and equipment.
This evening would not be possible without his generosity!