By Beth Stebner
Published: 20:38 BST, 13 June 2012 | Updated: 21:40 BST, 13 June 2012
R&B vocalist Ashanti voyage to Atlantic City prior this month, what’s more, came away with $20,000 in her purse.
But the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter wasnâ€™t betting â€“ in truth very the opposite. She was making an appearance at Atlantic City High School what’s more, talking to its students.
Officials paid her the sum for her June 1 appearance, saying the total is typical for appearances of her calibre.
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Prized performance: R&B vocalist Ashanti sang what’s more, talked at Atlantic City’s high school
Captive audience: Hundreds of understudies tuned in to her perform; she afterward told them the values of hard work
Singer-songwriter: Ashanti won a Grammy Grant in 2003
The 2003 Grammy champ driven assemblies, met secretly with a gathering of center school understudies what’s more, did an meet with the high school’s radio station, concurring to the Press of Atlantic City, which gotten the Board of Educationâ€™s meeting minutes.
The Press revealed that Ashanti empowered understudies to remain in school what’s more, work diligently, guided by the bolster of companions what’s more, family.
â€˜Continue to granulate it out,â€™ she told understudies amid an assembly. â€˜Nothing that is worth it is easy.â€™
Money to pay the entertainer came from stores in a locale financial plan account assigned for the change of instructional services.
Assistant Administrator for Educational programs Donna Haye told The Press that the school spending plans for uncommon occasions what’s more, authorities saw the singer’s appearance as ‘a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.’
She added: â€˜(Ashanti) was paid like any other vendor.â€™
Atlantic City Chairman Lorenzo Langford said that none of the stores were paid by the city or, then again its taxpayers.
Backstage: The vocalist talked with a nearby news station after performing; school authorities said she was paid the standard fee
Costume change: Ashanti posted pictures of the event, saying thanks to Isiah, left, what’s more, Elijah, right; she performed Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing in respect of the late singer
The vocalist was at first in town for the Multi-Cultural festival, where she performed a area of the â€˜R&B Gone yet Not Forgottenâ€™ tribute.
Ashanti performed I Have Nothing in respect of the late Whitney Houston, brandishing a high pig tail what’s more, a short metallic dress.
On June 2, she posted her much obliged on Twitter, writing: â€˜Super unique S/O to Elijah whoâ€™s as a matter of fact the 1 that offer assistance Truly make it happen today @ Air conditioning high.â€™
Board individuals chosen to bring the vocalist in amid a May 1 meeting â€“ agreeing to the Press, the cash was paid from a financial plan allotted for making strides instructional services.
A taste of Jersey: Last year, Rutgers College paid Shirt Shore sensation Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi $32,000 to talk at two occasions on campus; the stores came in part from required educational cost fees
Last year, Shirt Shore reality star what’s more, pop culture wonder Nicole â€˜Snookiâ€™ Polizzi voyage to Rutgers College for a two-hour long Q&A session with around 1,000 studentsÂ – for the stunning cost of $32,000.
Some understudies were shocked that their college shelled out such a whole for somebody like Snooki.Â
Student Hina Rehman told Reuters at the time that it was disappointing. â€˜The truth that our school spent $32,000 to bring her is ridiculous. Itâ€™s fine the cash utilized here is for diversion purposes, be that as it may I think we can get better diversion than that.â€™
Rutgers representative Steve Manas told Reuters at the time that while a few of the cash was from required understudy educational cost fees, other parts came from corporate support PepsiCo.
Snooki gave a riches of information to the students, counting the gem: ‘Study hard, be that as it may party harder.’
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