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Riverview Chorus Sends Vocal Valentines

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If you're still scrambling to find a gift for your Valentine, the students in the Riverview High School Choir, hope you'll send a song. The group is raising money for state competitions by delivering "Vocal Valentines" for $5 to classrooms.

"It's the look on people's faces," student Camila Rodriguez said.  "You're like 'I have a Vocal Valentine' and they're like oh it's me and they go up and some are really excited for it. Others are like, 'this is awkward.'"

The group of high school singers has a repertoire of three songs including L.O.V.E., My Guy, and My Girl. But teenagers singing about romance isn't always comfortable.

"The first time I sang it I was sort of like taboo," singer Michael Vega said. "I was like oh gosh I'm singing this to another person's girlfriend. How are they going to feel about this?"

The guys and girls are over their jitters and they even add choreography. Vega says students write some pretty romantic notes to go along with the songs. Some wonder what teenagers could possibly know about love. Their teacher, Liz Stewart, says her students are well versed in matters of the heart.

"I recently lost my mother and you want to talk about love?" Stewart said. "My students came to the service and gathered around me and my brother and sang 'Lean on Me.'"

Stewart worried her students would be behind when she got back from her personal tragedy. Instead, she walked in the chorus room to a group ready to serenade the school.

If you're interested in sending a Vocal Valentine call Riverview High School at 813-671-5011 extension 282. It costs $5 to send to other students. You can even send it to a local business or restaurant within 10 miles of the school for $30. The money goes to helping the chorus get to a state competition.

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