After attending the Lower Valley Relay for Life with her mother for years, Sunnyside High School senior Kayla Rodriguez decided it was time to form her own team, Greased Lightning. To raise money, she's putting on the "Glee Concert for Change" at Sunnyside High School on Saturday, April 20, starting at 7 p.m.
"Basically, I've been a part of Relay for Life for years," said Rodriguez. "My mom has dragged me to it to be on the Wal-Mart team."
All proceeds from the concert will go to the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life. Tickets will be sold at the door, $4 per person or $2 for cancer survivors and children.
The concert will feature some of the high school's top performers and will also serve to help two other seniors with their senior projects. Matthew Gongora will be singing and Jaime Parra will play the guitar that evening.
Gongora, who will be singing Cee lo Green's "Forget You," said performing at the concert is a requirement for his project, which is focused on his vocal talents.
Parra said he'll also be singing, but the focus of his project is his guitar playing. He's worked to hone his skills and the concert gives him a chance to display what he's learned.
The high school glee club will be staging both group and solo performances.
"It's going to be great," said Rodriguez. "We'll be raising money and having fun at the same time."