13 student acts to headline Rialto school district’s fine arts gala

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courtesy photo/rusd A student tries out for the 12th annual Puttin’ On the Ritz Fine Arts Gala. The fundraising student talent show is presented by the Rialto Unified School District.

Thirteen student performers including violinists, vocalists and dancers will showcase their talents April 23 during Rialto Unified School District’s 12th annual Puttin’ on the Ritz Fine Arts Gala.

The fundraising event — a student talent show — helps support fine arts education for students within the district. Annually, the event raises thousands through combined totals of ticket sales, silent auctions and private donations and has helped provide students with field trip funding, instruments and other fine arts related materials.

This year’s scheduled student talents include

Owen Knapper, Jr. – 6th Grade, Kucera Middle School; Aimee Monge – 5th Grade, Simpson Elementary School; Aubrey Stevenson – 3rd Grade, Fitzgerald Elementary School; Angelica Gonzales – 6th Grade, Rialto Middle School; Jalen Adams – 7th Grade, Kucera Middle School; Chiana Hedgeman – 12th Grade, Eisenhower High School; Kiarissa Ortega – 11th Grade, Eisenhower High School; Luis Vidana – 5th Grade, Casey Elementary School; Alyssa Edwards – 8th Grade, Kolb Middle School; Jocelyn Vega – 10th Grade, Carter High School; Sarah Urbieta – 6th Grade, Kucera Middle School; Casey Ballet Folklorico – 3-4th Grade, Casey Elementary School; Rialto Royalz Dance Team – 8th Grade, Rialto Middle School.

Tickets for the black tie event are available beginning April 1 at at the Rialto Unified District Office, 182 E. Walnut Avenue and online at www.rialto.k12.ca.us.

Tickets are $20 general admission and $50 for the V.I.P. experience. V.I.P. tickets include appetizers and desserts during intermission.

This year’s gala begins at 6 p.m. April 23 at Wilmer Amina Carter High School, 2630 North Linden Avenue in Rialto.

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