Freehold Students Petition for Cher Lloyd Concert

Freehold High School students won a 92.3 FM concert but may not be able to hold it on school premises.

UPDATE: This story was updated on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 4:45 p.m. with an additional comment from FRHSD.

For weeks Freehold High School students voted and promoted their school on 92.3 NOW FM for a once and a lifetime opportunity to bring Cher Lloyd, a 2010 X-Factor UK finalist, to perform a free concert at their school.

After beating out hundreds of schools from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, Freehold High School students were named the winners of the “Last School Standing" contest on Thursday, Sept. 20. According to a student petition, after winning the contest students were told that due to a Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD) policy, Cher Lloyd would not be able to perform at the school. However, on Tuesday, FRHSD Communications and District Projects Coordinator Nakell Williams said no such policy exists.

Students immediately took to the Internet, and created a petition to voice opposition to the district’s policy.

Only days after the creation of the petition, over 600 people, including students from all over the district, former students, parents, and residents have voiced their support for Freehold High School, asking for the concert to still take place.

When reached for a response on Monday, Williams said the district had no comment about the petition or the concert.

On Tuesday afternoon, Williams told Freehold Patch that students have not been denied the concert and that a decision is still pending.

BoroPride September 24, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Oh and let me add, the higher ups of FRHSD only care about themselves and their paychecks. SHAME ON YOU!
sharon jaeger September 24, 2012 at 11:34 PM
What, exactly, does the policy say???
Rubi Red September 25, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Publish that policy & make it public!!! Let they kids have the concert & if not on school grounds find them a place they can have it. Shame on you, these kids deserve it...do you know how many schools dreamt of this and FRH won it...GAWD!
Lauren September 25, 2012 at 11:50 PM
This is an awesome school the student really deserve it what would alumni Bruce Springstein say
Lisa Johnson September 26, 2012 at 10:24 AM
The more I think about this the angrier I actually get! I remember not to long ago when a mural many of these kids worked on was destroyed by ignorant adults! Since when is it the policy of Freehold boro to teach our kids that working together as a unit is a waste of time?? They deserve this concert!!!! They worked HARD for it!!! The person who even mentioned that there is a policy against it should be fired for opening his mouth about information that does not exist. FIRED for not supporting the children he supposedly works for! I think the people responsible, really need to think about what your teaching these kids. A United school effort is a waste of time? That coming together as a group won't accomplish anything? Are we teaching these kids good lessons or are we already stepping on their dreams and in so doing so destroying their spirit, that should be carrying them into their adulthood. Why don't people THINK about the long term affects that little things (or in this case BIG things for these kids) has on children. I think to even consider not giving these kids something they so obviously deserve is even horrible to consider. The people in charge of throwing this wet towel on these children should be ashamed of themselves!!!!!! And P.S. I am a resident of Freehold Boro, But no I have no children in school. If I can feel this way about this? I can imagine how the kids parents actually feel, and I'm really sorry they have to explain this fiasco to their children.


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