Best of the Bronx: Pelham Parkway holiday performance

More than 125 students at a Pelham Parkway school brought some holiday cheer to fellow classmates and parents through music. Since September, students from pre-K

More than 125 students at a Pelham Parkway school are bringing some holiday cheer to fellow classmates and parents through music.

More than 125 students at a Pelham Parkway school are bringing some holiday cheer to fellow classmates and parents through music. (12/12/13)

THE BRONX - More than 125 students at a Pelham Parkway school brought some holiday cheer to fellow classmates and parents through music.

Since September, students from pre-K to 12th grade have been fine-tuning their vocals and musical instruments in preparation of today's performance in the school's auditorium.

Ashley Adams, 17, has been performing in front of audiences since she was 8 years old. She says there is nothing else that she would rather do.

Many of the students at the school are blind, but say they don't consider it a disadvantage. In fact, they say it makes them proud of their achievements.

One student, Kalah Dolman, 16, says what makes her a strong singer is her hearing. She hopes one day that her vocal skills will land her a spot on the popular show "American Idol."

The New York State Institute of Special Education has been catering to the needs of visually impaired and mentally challenged students for more than a century.

For extended Pelham Pkwy. holiday performance, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Videos from inside the halls and classrooms of 1 Videos capture violent fights inside M.S. 232
Video: President Trump's inauguaration speech 2 Video: President Trump's inauguration speech
The Drug Enforcement Administration says drug cartels are 3 Heroin Homeland: Drug cartels in the Bronx
News 12 The Bronx hit the streets to 4 Word on the Street: Old TV shows
Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 5 Donald Trump sworn in as the 45th president of the United States

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE