As the school year came to a close, thirty-three Jane Ball Elementary School students dazzled their classmates, teachers and guests with amazing performances at the annual talent show. Whether doing a gymnastics routine, a Hula Hoop routine, singing, dancing, playing an instrument, telling jokes or performing marvelous magic tricks, these students filled every minute of the show with entertainment. Here's just a sample of some of our talented students in action.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR PERFORMERS FOR SHARING YOUR TALENTS!
Adelyn Miller and Ali Smith – gymnastics routine, Sophia Hillebold – piano performance, Owen Lahn – comedy routine, Luca Knezevic – ukulele performance, Kaitlyn Duffy – vocal solo performance, Jayden Stutsman and Maddy March - gymnastics routine, Nadia Paun - piano performance, Emy and Claudia Ortiz – Mexican heritage dance, Brooke Millsap - gymnastics routine, Mitch Remaly – piano performance, Miles Origel, vocal solo performance, Sera Rios and Lariana Lewter – gymnastics routine, Kennedy Towry and Rebecca Ferguson – hula hoop routine, Avah Gibson – gymnastics routine, Nikolai Petkov – magic act, Ryan York – vocal solo and piano performance, Althea Zinmer – gymnastics routine, Elizabeth Sedwick – vocal solo performance, Maria Jaimes - piano performance, Kaitlyn Duffy and Kameron Kenny – dance routine, Bradley Luchon –vocal solo performance, Joey Morache - Hula Hoop routine, Caylee P, Cassidy G, Madison P,m Molly M, Jasper M and FaithA – A Happy Days skit
Deborah Snedden has been the Principal at Jane Ball Elementary School since the beginning of the 2013-2014 academic year. Mrs. Snedden is a native of Crete, Illinois with a special tie to Cedar Lake. Her husband, Mark Snedden, is a former Hanover alumni. They are the parents of a blended family of seven and currently reside in Crown Point.
Prior to becoming the Principal of Jane Ball, Mrs. Snedden served as the Curriculum Director at Hammond Academy of Science and Technology, following fifteen years of teaching in the Crown Point schools. She is a graduate of Crete-Monee High School with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Purdue Calumet and a Master’s in Educational Administration from Ball State. Mrs. Snedden has been a presenter at professional development workshops and has worked with the Education Department at Purdue Calumet to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning to life at Jane Ball.
As she walks through the halls of Jane Ball the students smile and high five’s are the norm rather than the exception. “I’m here to make sure these kids are 21st century learners. What they’ll need to know to succeed in life starts right here,” said Snedden. “I have a passion for collaborating with students, teachers and parents.”