Rockin’ Around Port Wing


Back row- McKenna Coy, Brody Vern, Rocklyn Dull, John Truchon, Erin Sullivan. Middle Row- Sophia Truchon, Gabby (Gabriella) L’Heureux, Claire Geuze, Shaliyah Lovejoy. Front Row- Chalee Luzzato, Anna LaFontaine, Bella (Isabella) Caratzola, Kalyssa L’Heureux.

Mari Greene, Pocoho Reporter

On Tuesday, December 17, South Shore’s choir director and elementary music teacher Nikki Kavajecz and Erin Sullivan, took 16 members of the Cardinal Choir and middle/high school choir students to sing Christmas carols around Port Wing. The Cardinal Choir is open to students grades 3-6, but the opportunity was extended to all choir students grades 7-12 as well.

The students began at the school, then walked along the side streets of Port Wing and sang to families at seven houses, then walked to the Bearpaw Cafe during the senior meal being held and sang to community members. They gave their final performance of the day at the Johnson Store, where they all received hot chocolate, which the Store donated, after their time out in the cold. The group caroled for about an hour and a half, so the warm hot chocolate was greatly appreciated. 

The choir sang from songs in a caroling book that Myla Lahti put together a couple years ago for the carolers to use, full of traditional and fun Christmas songs. A community favorite song was “Angels We Have Heard on High,” which was requested by community members at the Bearpaw Cafe. The kids’ favorite song to sing was “Here Comes Santa Claus,” which they sang at least four times. When asked where his favorite place to sing was, third grader John Truchon explained, “The bench. It was the only place I got to sit at.” The community loves to see South Shore’s students’ talents grow and connect with them, and this was a great way to do it!