Northside High School students meet and greet with cast from Dream Girls

Special performance inspires students to reach for the stars

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 3:49pm

Selected students from Northside High School basked in a glamourous night with the cast of Dream Girls last night.  Iberia Bank and the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana partnered up to give back to the community.  They made an unforgettable night for a group of freshman girls that were nominated by their teachers to participate in this special event.  Iberia Bank named these young ladies members of the "I Dream Team" as they enjoyed the performance and met with members of the Dream Girls cast for inspiration.

"Dream Girls musical has such a pronounced message of the rags to riches and perseverance and I think if they can just pick up on some of those key things that helped the show theme come along, but also be able to connect to the cast members and just understand that people recognize hard work.  The teachers have recognized their hard work and we want them to know that anything they choose to pursue is worth while," says Jill Merkl, Manager of Commercial Bank at Iberia Bank.

The young ladies' night hoped to educate, inspire, entertain, and culturally enrich the students.  Along with meeting the cast and watching a special performance, the ladies were also treated to a special dinner at the Heymann Center, what was sure to be an unforgettable night for them the ladies of Northside.

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