Patricia Parker is a senior at Dwight Morrow High School. She enjoys singing, playing piano, and spending time with family and friends. Her passion for music has been her driving force throughout her entire life. She states, “The first time I participated in Idol was one of the most fun experiences I’ve had in all of high school. I made friends and got to do what I love. I knew I had to end senior year on the same exact note.” In the future, her dreams include pursuing music and law.
Maggie Colquitt is a junior at Dwight Englewood. She is a lead vocalist at the Dwight Englewood club Jazz rock. She loves to sing in her free time and loves to teach herself piano. She started singing in the 1st grade at Dwight Englewood. She has a love for jazz music and hopes to sing in a jazz club over the summer. She auditioned for Englewood Idol with her best friend, Lena, and was so excited when they both got in! Englewood Idol has been something she has always wanted to do and is super excited to be a part of it! Her favorite part about Idol is the new group of friends she has made as a result.
Genesis is a senior at Dwight Morrow High School. She has done many things in and outside of the community. In school, Genesis is a part of the school’s acapella group, Vocal Synergy. She is also this year’s section leader for colorguard in the DMHS Marching Band. She has always been active in the musical environment in Englewood, and has also been studying music at the JCC in Tenafly since her 8th grade year. “I am so grateful for my mother because she has done so much for me in order to get the education I need. More importantly, I give all the credit and thanks to God for the voice that I have. I hope you all enjoy Englewood Idol 2019 as much as I do!”
Lena Graf is a 17-year-old senior at Dwight Englewood. She is the president and lead vocalist of the Jazz Rock Club at school, as well as the president and arranger for the school’s Acapella Club. She mainly listens and sings R&B and soul. She auditioned for Englewood Idol with her best friend, Maggie, and was so excited when they both got in! She started singing the second she could open her mouth. She’s passionate about music production, songwriting, and singing. She hopes to continue her studies in music and possibly pursue a career in music production. She loves Idol and the people she has met more than anything.
Savannah is a 16-year-old student at Dwight Morrow High School. She has had a strong passion for music for as long as she could remember. She was apart of many musical events and participated in theatre. This is Savannah’s first experience performing in front of a large group of people. When she’s not singing, Savannah runs winter and spring track for Dwight Morrow High School. Savannah participated in Idol with the hope of gaining more musical experience.
Angelica Muñoz is a 16-year-old sophomore in the Biomedicine Academy. She has been singing since she was 9-years-old in the Young People’s Chorus at the Thurnauer School of Music and the JCC. She loves playing soccer for the DMHS Girl’s Soccer Team. When she graduates, she would like to pursue her dream of becoming a forensic DNA analyst. She is performing in Idol because her friends encouraged her to audition and she wanted to conquer her fears of performing.
Donna Gad is a 15-year-old freshman at Dwight Morrow High School. She has lived in several different countries of the world, gaining experience in singing in languages such as Spanish, French, Hebrew and English. She aspires to be an actress and a singer. Her musical idol is Sia because she is not afraid to express her feelings as an artist. Donna wants to thank all the musical support she has received. She also wants to thank her family for always supporting her.
Auhjen is a 15-year-old sophomore at the Dwight Morrow High School. He has been singing for as long as he can remember and finds inspiration from Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Donny Hathaway, and Luther Vandross. His favorite genres of music are R&B, blues, and pop music. When he is not singing, he participates in the track team at school. When he grows up, he would like to be an artist. A quote he has said is, “Beyonce, I am coming for you!”
Lamyra is a 17-year-old senior at Dwight Morrow High School. She grew up singing gospel songs and got most of her musical experience through performing at church along with learning from her brothers and sisters who are also her musical inspirations. Lamyra loves singing because it is her favorite way to express herself. When she is not singing, you can find Lamyra’s nose stuck in a book or laughing like there is no tomorrow. She is excited to show the world that gospel music can be just as exciting as any other types of music. Lamyra joined Idol in memory of her sister, who did Idol when she was a student at Dwight Morrow, and because she wanted to end her senior year with a memorable experience.