Coral Gables High junior Lucila (Lulu) Scavino has earned more than 500 community service hours. Most of the hours come from her participation in the Cavalier Singers and a new all-female ensemble called Divaaz.
“It’s after school but we do things on weekends and we do school events,” Scavino said. “We do a variety of music. We do pop, like recent music. We compose our own songs in a way because we mix them up. We do mash-ups.”
Snhe said an example of the unique way Divaaz sings is what they did with the song Irreplaceable by Beyonce. “We mixed it with Spanish,” she said.
“We performed that at the Hispanic Heritage show in school.”
Scavino is a member of the music honor society, Tri- M. Tri-M gives the singers the opportunity to do community service through walks and toy drives.
“We helped out kids in Africa,” she said.
The students collected more than 100 toys that they then wrapped and sent to a school in Africa.
Tri-M members also helped out at All State, the state music competition.
“We were ushering the performance,” she said. “We also went to support some of the girls that were in chorus.”
This year, Divaaz participated in the district competitions and scored excellents for their performance.
Scavino also is active in the National Honor Society, Future Educators of America and the community service club, Interact. She has participated in a number of fundraising walks through the clubs and she also volunteered with the Museum of Coral Gables. She has helped kids from the museum’s summer camp march in the Junior Orange Bowl Parade.
Although she still has another year of high school, Scavino hopes to continue with music in college. She wants to attend Florida State University to study music, although she may enter the Miami-Dade Honors program to save money and then transfer for the final two years.
— Linda Rodriguez Bernfeld