BELT IT OUT. Senior Lily Taczak performs at last year’s Brave Aid. photo/Avery Tyndall


As students and faculty members take the stage, the 33rd annual Brave Aid will showcase campus talent while acting as a fundraiser.

“We have many talented students and faulty [members] at Boone, and it gives a different avenue to show the many talents on campus,” SGA sponsor Cassandra Stilwell said. “It gives students and community the opportunity to not only see these acts, but also donate to a good cause.”

Every year, the SGA champions an organization with the funds raised in ticket sales. This year, One America Appeal will receive the funds. One America Appeal is a non-profit formed by former U.S. presidents Jimmy CarterGeorge H. W. BushBill ClintonGeorge W. Bush and Barack Obama that aimed to raise relief for Hurricane Harvey victims, but was further extended towards relief for Hurricanes Irma and Maria destruction. In the past years, the funds raised usually is about $5,000, which is SGA’s goal this year as well.

“It has greatly affected the Central Florida community because we have a large Puerto Rican population and there has been an influx of people displaced from Puerto Rico,” Stilwell said.

Brave Aid allows for a plethora of acts to perform. From singing, dancing and novelty acts, anyone can audition. Additionally, officers of respective student councils perform comedy skits between performances as comedic relief.

Traditional performances include a dance performance from the Bravettes dance team and Stixx, the drum line. Other students are seasoned performers, including senior Carly Meyer, who has performed in music and singing every year and is in four acts this year.

“It is sad [that it is my last Brave Aid]. I’ve been in this show every year of high school and it has always been one of my favorite things about the school year,” Meyer said. “But at the same time I’m very excited about it. The most I’ve ever done is two acts, so being in four acts is really stressful, but I’m glad I get to be a part of such amazing groups that I feel have really left their mark on Boone.

Brave Aid will take place tonight at 7 p.m.

List of performances:

  1. Percussion ensemble
  2. Bravettes
  3. Landslide
  4. Hannah and Carston
  5. Chorus officer acapella
  6. Glasscoast
  7. Moises Cuevas
  8. Precision and Power
  9. Epilogue
  10. Truth be Told
  11. Ander “The Man” G-Funk
  12. Melanie and Jose
  13. The Mellonheads
  14. Stixx
  15. Brianna Rojas

By Jack Rummler

Hey! I am Jack Rummler, and I am a third year staffer and the senior editor in chief. Things I enjoy on the regular include: oatmeal, photography and my dachshund. I have a passion for the environment and making people giggle.

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