‘Best day ever:’ American Idol contestant visits local students

KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette Singer Aaron Kelly, who finished fifth on the ninth season of American Idol, hugs student Megan Randell, from Gemma Bragalone's Life Skills transistion group students at Williamsport High School on Thursday. The class had been reading about American Idol in their reading curriculum when their teacher got the idea to invite Kelly for a visit. Kelly answered questions, autographed pictures, posed for selfies and received a surprise of gift of cupcakes as the class sang "Happy Birthday" to celebrate Kelly's recent 25th birthday. The students told their teacher, "it was their best day ever."
KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette Singer Aaron Kelly,left, who finished fifth on the ninth season of American Idol, is presented with cupcakes from student Greg Stewart, right, as Gemma Bragalone's Life Skills transistion group students sing "Happy Birthday" at Williamsport High School on Thursday. Kelly recently turned 25 years old.The class had been reading about American Idol in their reading curriculum when their teacher got the idea to invite Kelly for a visit. Kelly answered questions, autographed pictures, posed for selfies. The students told their teacher, "it was their best day ever."
KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette Singer Aaron Kelly, who finished fifth on the ninth season of American Idol, right, autographs a photo for fan Angelina Ramos, left, in Gemma Bragalone's Life Skills transistion group students at Williamsport High School on Thursday. The class had been reading about American Idol in their reading curriculum when their teacher got the idea to invite Kelly for a visit. Kelly answered questions, autographed pictures, posed for selfies and received a surprise of gift of cupcakes as the class sang "Happy Birthday" to celebrate Kelly's recent 25th birthday. The students told their teacher, "it was their best day ever."

Singer Aaron Kelly visited Gemma Braglaone’s Life Skills transition group at Williamsport High School on April 5. The class had been reading about American Idol in its reading curriculum when the teacher got the idea to invite Kelly for a visit. Kelly answered questions, autographed pictures, posed for selfies and received a surprise gift of cupcakes as the class sang “Happy Birthday” to celebrate Kelly’s recent 25th birthday. The students told their teacher, “It was their best day ever.”

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