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Correnti, Zacarias leave musical legacies

    By Brittany Snow

    Staff Writer

    “[Kate and David] are both great role models to the other classmates. They’re caring, respectful, dependable, and always lead by example.” revealed Unplugged Club advisor, Eric Hoenigmann.

    This years Unplugged captains are seniors Kate Correnti and David Zacarias. Following in the footsteps of Edward Chau, the previous captain, they dedicate themselves to ensuring that everyone has a place to be themselves and enjoy music in the process.

    Last year, the club depended on a leadership team which consisted of a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Both Correnti and Zacarias had been a part of the team yearlong, giving them the experience they needed to successfully lead the club.

    “[Kate] never fails to communicate about delegated tasks between the two of us,” stated Zacarias, “that’s one of the many things I appreciate about her.”

    The pair have grown up around music as they started learning it at a young age.

    Correnti has been singing since she was five years old and has participated in the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus ever since. She started taking voice and piano lessons at the age of 8, which helped her develop her skills and enhanced her love for music.

    Zacarias started singing and playing the guitar in the third grade. From then on, he learned to play the viola in fifth grade, drums in seventh grade, and most recently learning to play the piano just last year. Whenever a new instrument is brought to the club, he is eager to learn it as soon as possible.

    “I actually didn’t want anyone to know I played guitar until recently,” revealed Zacarias, “looks like I’ve done a pretty good job at hiding it.”

    Both captains pride themselves for making Unplugged a welcoming environment for all those who are interested in or passionate about music.

    “They take initiative,” stated Hoenigmann, “this year has been the most member-led club year than ever before.”

    They look forward to their next lunch-time performance in the quad in early February. The lunch-time production has been planned by both captains as well as their advisor.

    Along with their upcoming performance in the quad, they will also have their first concert of the year in the theater later in the semester.

    “I look forward to our different performances, not only for myself but for the other members as well,” stated Correnti, “it’s what we work hard for all year.”

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