Cabaret for a Cause raises money for charities


On April 22 the Wolsey-Wessington Music Students hosted their annual Cabaret for a Cause, with 15 different groups and soloists performing for a charity of their choice. Each performance was competing for first-, second- and third-place prizes to be donated to their charities.

Charities sponsored included The Sanford Children’s Hospital, St. Jude’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network, Humane Society, American Red Cross, Relay For Life, Kids Against Hunger, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Salvation Army, Jan Manolis Family Safe Center, Plus one Guidance, Feeding South Dakota, and United Way

Performers and their charities included:
• “Burn” by Kendal Uttecht for St. Jude’s Children Hospital — first place, $125
• “You Say” by Faith Nelson and Macie Luce  for Plus One Pregnancy Center — second place, $100, and People’s Choice, $50
• “DNA” by Giyahna Richmond and Faith Nelson for Ronald McDonald House — third place, $75
• “Rainbow” by Braylee Parmely for Sanford ICU — People’s Choice, $50
• Brooklyn Nine-Nine Skit “I Want It That Way” by sixth grade chorus students Mady Grubham, Anna Fuerst, Modesty Heath, Ianah Feist, Emily Beals, Ethan Rearick, Will Simonds. Charity: Shriner’s Hospital
• “If The World Was Ending” by Modesty Heath and Braylee Parmely. Charity: Beadle County Humane Society
• “Try” by Taylor Eichstadt and Kenli Hooks for Children’s Miracle Network
• “Home” by Faith Nelson and Marie Bobledyke for Jan Manolis Family Safe House
• “Talking to the Moon” by Ianah Fesit for Wounded Warriors
• “House of the Rising Sun” by Marie Bobeldyke for Salvation Army
• “Play” by Sarah Fuerst for St. Jude’s Children Hospital
• “A Million Years Ago” by Maddie Larsen for Feeding South Dakota
• “Say You Won’t Let Go” by Kate Hamilton and Lainey Uttecht for Wolsey Fire Department  
• “When We Were Young” by Modesty Heath for Make a Wish
• “Someone Like You” by Giyahna Richmond for United Way