Science Hill Singing Valentines Bring Joy


Sophia Stone

Original artwork for the Herald

Lillian Ellis

It’s February, which means Valentine’s Day themed everything. Hearts, cupids, shades of pink and purple, and singing Valentines are just around the corner. 

Imagine this: you’re sitting in math class bored out of your mind. You’re tired, hungry, and you still have hours and hours of school left. Then, suddenly, a group of cheerful singers enter your classroom, hand you a box of candy, and deliver a beautiful, melodic serenade to break up the monotony of the period. It is simply the best gift for your Valentines. Flowers die, chocolates expire, but memories like this last forever. 

Some seniors may remember the tradition from their freshman year, but because of the pandemic, teachers were the only ones who were able to buy singing valentines in recent times. Some members of the choral program have been here before the pandemic restrictions, and they believe that singing valentines is a unique way to spread joy around the school.

Senior Abby Raper says, “My favorite part of singing Valentines is singing with all of my friends and having fun…just getting to spread joy around the school.” 

Emma Baxter, another senior, shares an endearing memory associated with the event. “It was freshman year, and my group forgot an order in the CTE building, and so we were sprinting there at 2:30. I almost tripped and fell, but we did it and we got it on time.” 

Ms. Brown, a teacher who has fond memories of singing Valentines says, “[My students and I] are always captivated by the performance. We wait all day for the singing Valentines to knock on our door.” 

Choral director June Oaks shares that students love to participate in the event and love even more when they get to go home and see themselves on the local news (don’t forget to tune in yourself to see a display of Topper pride at WJHL). Oaks also mentions how this year, there is something for everyone in the song selection! Whether you want a classic tune to show your appreciation or a popular, upbeat, modern song to improve your loved one’s mood, it is guaranteed that you will not be disappointed by the selection.

The chorus department has assembled a list of 11 songs such as ‘Tonight, You Belong To Me’ by Patience and Prudence, ‘I Want to Dance With Somebody’ by Whitney Houston, ‘I’m Yours’ by Jason Mraz, ‘The Longest Time’ by Billy Joel, ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ and ‘Love Me Tender’ by Elvis Presley, ‘Lean on Me’ by Bill Withers, and a variety of other beloved Valentine’s Day tunes.

If you would like to honor the loved one in your life, a friend, or anyone that is special to you, visit any chorus member, Ms. Oaks in room 713, or the office. Singing valentines are just $5.00, a small price to pay for the individual serenade (and box of chocolates). Happy Valentine’s Day!