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DHS Student Gets Ovation from Bono!

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DHS Student Gets Ovation from Bono!
Posted on 02/12/2020
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Sundy Ntoto, a Deering High School senior and member of the Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus, got a standing ovation from U2 frontman Bono after a performance by the choir at the United Nations in New York on Feb. 11.

Bono and former president of Ireland Mary Robinson were at the U.N. helping to launch Ireland’s “The Drive for Five” campaign, which focuses on the importance of education for girls. The campaign “calls for five transformative actions to get all adolescent girls into school and provide them with quality, relevant education in supportive, safe and healthy environments,” according to RTÉ, a news service dedicated to championing Irish culture.

The Portland-based, all-female Pihcintu Chorus is made up of refugees and immigrants for whom Maine is now their new home. The group, founded in 2004, sometimes sings before the United Nations and at other important events.

RTÉ reported that Bono said that providing girls with better access to subjects such as math and science and technology will benefit the world. RTÉ quoted Bono as saying, “The climate crisis may be man-made but it's likely to be woman-solved.”

Millions of girls around the world are excluded from education, RTÉ said.