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.