A 16 -year- old student at Abington Heights High School turned a celebration of her heritage into a fundraiser for a cause close to her heart.
In the art form of Indian Classical Dance, each dance shares a story told by the performer and interpreted through movement. This type of art form requires many hours of practice and diligence. Raeva Mulloth, a student of the Kala School of Indian Classical Dance based in Clarks Summit, planned her graduation recital as a fundraiser for the National Brain Tumor Society.
“This type of celebration is very much like a “sweet sixteen” or “bat mitzvah” as it invites the community to celebrate the efforts of many years of study and Raeva’s dedication to her family’s heritage,” said Sujata Nair-Mulloth, Artistic Director for the Kala School of Dance.
Raeva Mulloth requested that in lieu of gifts, all those in attendance make a donation to The National Brain Tumor Society, a foundation of special importance to her, as her mother, Sujata, is a brain tumor survivor.
“Raeva has perfected this art form and has embraced her Indian heritage and is so excited to share it with all of her American family and friends,” said Sujata Nair-Mulloth.
Raeva played violin in the Abington Heights Orchestra and has been studying piano for eight years and singing with the NEPA Children’s choir for 10. She was elected Treasurer of the student government.
The Clarks Summit resident serves as a volunteer at the Community Medical Center Hospital and has assisted in fundraising for St. Francis of Assisi’s soup kitchen in Scranton