On Saturday May 20, students will perform in a 60th anniversary benefit concert to celebrate the “diamond” anniversary of Prospect. Starting at 5pm and ending at 9pm, the concert will feature performances from several groups and individuals, all Prospect students.
The concert was organized by Guitar Club and headed off by sophomore Jamie Pintozzi, who says the concert will be an uplifting event that all students will enjoy.
Food trucks serving barbeque and ice cream will be present at the concert. Along with this, limited edition diamond anniversary shirts will be available for purchase.
According to school psychologist Dr. Jay Kyp-Johnson, the 60th anniversary of Prospect is something that should excite students.
“We have such an interesting school here,” Kyp-Johnson said. “I’ve worked at four major high schools. To me, this is the most community oriented of those schools. … It’s a special thing and it should be celebrated.”
Kyp-Johnson cites this very concert as proof of the strong community present at Prospect. Not only was the benefit entirely the idea of students, but students also organized, planned, and designed the advertising for the entire event. Kyp-Johnson says that it is a very unique thing to find a community that will go to such lengths to help someone.
“A family has a bad time of it, people want to rally around them. People want to help them out, they want to see them through it,” Kyp-Johnson said. “I wish kids were proud of that because that’s kind of a rare thing.”S