By Katherine Long | Editor

EAST SYRACUSE — Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School presented its sixth annual Music and Arts Showcase March 18, featuring the talents of students from six of the diocese’s Catholic schools.

Bishop Grimes, Blessed Sacrament, Holy Cross, Most Holy Rosary, St. Rose of Lima and Trinity Catholic Schools were featured in the showcase. Student artwork, from drawings to paintings to ceramics, was displayed gallery-style in the cafeteria. On the stage in the gym, students sang and played instruments for a crowd of family members and schoolmates.

Lisa Mantz, Grimes parent and volunteer, said all elementary schools in the diocese are invited to participate in the showcase. The night is both a chance to see what Bishop Grimes is all about and an opportunity “to celebrate the talent in our Catholic schools,” she said.

A butterfly created with a batik method by Delia Adams, a fourth grader at Most Holy Rosary, hung in the gallery. Delia said she chose her subject because her teacher advised her to “pick something easy, and I really like butterflies.” It was Delia’s first time in the showcase, and she summed up her excitement at being part of the big show with one word: “Wow!”

Grimes parent and Newschannel 9 anchor Dan Cummings co-emceed the event with junior class president Zachary Jones. Funds raised through the showcase will help buy easels and upgrade the stage lighting at Grimes.

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Jacob Stassi-Martin, of Trinity Catholic School, plays “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.”

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Up close with St. Rose of Lima student Vincent Falgiatano’s art.

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Members of Blessed Sacrament School’s cast of “Dorothy in Wonderland” sings “Will We Ever See Home Again?”

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Delia Adams’ batik butterfly.

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