McCluster To Perform At Benefit For Children's Shelter

OXFORD, Miss. -- Ole Miss' Dexter McCluster will take part in "Arts for the Angels," a variety show benefiting a local children's shelter, Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Oxford High School Kayla Sue Mize Auditorium. The event is open to all ages, and donations will be accepted at the door.

A rising senior on the Rebel football team, McCluster will be singing two songs at the show, which will include dancers, singers and musicians. Also highlighting the event is local musician Silas Reed and comedian Charlie Davis in addition to numerous OHS students.

“I think having Dexter McCluster there will definitely be a highlight, but everyone involved is so talented it will all be great," said Elyse Jensen, OHS senior and project coordinator.

The intention of the show is to help raise funds and awareness for Angel Ranch, a local emergency shelter for children. 

“Angel Ranch is a very deserving cause with hard-working volunteers,” Jensen said.

OHS seniors are required to complete a Capstone project in which they “acquire a new skill through a significant learning experience,” Jensen said.  The focus on Jensen’s project is not the variety show itself but on how well she does at networking, advertising and event planning.  Most of all, Capstone projects emphasize community service and making a positive difference.

Another aspect of Jensen’s project includes the Angel Ranch Collection Competition at the local elementary and middle schools.  In each participating classroom, students collect change that will benefit Angel Ranch in a cup donated by High Point Distributors.  The class that collects the most change will receive a pizza party later in the spring.  Jensen also said, “a promotional DVD will be shown to the students to explain the reason they are raising funds.” 


Sunni Meadows contributed to this story.






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