On Friday, February 1s the Union County Vo-Tech Schools’ Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club with hold their annual “Project Hope”. The Union County Vo-Tech Schools are comprised of five full-time high schools (the Academy for Information Technology, the Vo-Tech HS, the Magnet HS, the Academy of Allied Health Sciences, and the Academy for the Performing Arts) on the Scotch Plains campus located at 1776 Raritan Road. The FBLA is the largest district student organization with 219 students representing all of the district’s schools.
Project Hope is a one-night event in which money is raised for a charity combating an issue that the club believes deserves greater recognition. This year the UCVTS FBLA is working with “OneSight” www.onesight.org/na/ to provide eye care, something many of us take for granted, to those who would not be able to obtain it under normal circumstances. OneSight's mission is to provide healthy vision and eye wear to those in need worldwide. To date, OneSight has delivered primary vision care and distributed eye wear in 37 different countries, helping more than 3.5 million people. The UCVTS FBLA chapter hopes to help this number grow even larger.
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UCVTS "community" for this event each year - from students & faculty providing entertainment, to the vocational programs providing food, decorations and technical support. This year’s event will include a DJ, song and dance performances by the students from the Academy of Performing Arts, T-Shirt art, a fashion show, and a musical performance by the Scotch Plains-based band, Wolf Creek. This is the second consecutive year that Wolf Creek will have performed at “Project Hope”.
Wolf Creek has been performing Classic Acoustic/Electric music since 2008. They have performed all over Union County and incorporate many musical genres into their performances, such as rock, pop, country, and folk - from the sixties to today. They are comprised of: guitarist Frank DiProfio from Springfield, guitarist Ben LoBrace from Scotch Plains, drummer Don Rosenberg from Fanwood, and bassist Ron DelPrete from Scotch Plains. Ron Del Prete is also a Health & Phys. Ed. Teacher at the Academy for Information Technology & the Union County Vo-Tech High School.
“Project Hope” is scheduled to run from 7PM-10PM. All are invited to enjoy this evening of entertainment and education while helping out a charitable cause! Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting the UCVTS FBLA Advisor, Mrs. Janet Kneisel at firstname.lastname@example.org
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