Once the elementary choir finished performing, there were some awards to be given. The rookie of the year awards were given to the following: Dakota Bridges, Mikayla McFerrin, Aubri Meyer, and Ellie Westermeyer. The most valuable singer (MVS) award was given to Shauna Boehmer, Casey Jo Baker, Madison McCarty, and Abby Seitter.
Following the elementary choir was the middle school choir. They performed “Like the Beat of the Drum,” “All the Pretty Little Horses,” and “Blackbird.” The awards were given after the song “All the Pretty Little Horses.” The middle school’s rookie of the year award was given to Luke Gerlemann. The MVS awards were given to Samuel Penny and Russell Pinnell.
The last choir to take the stand was the high school choir. They performed four songs: “Brush Strokes,” “Say Something,” “I Hope You Dance,” and “Songs of a Disney Princess.”
The song “I Hope You Dance” was a dedication to the seniors from the rest of the choir. The seniors were asked to be seated as the choir sang the song. Senior Karissa Durbin stated, “The dedication song almost made me cry. It was almost bitter-sweet because that night it finally hit me that it was my last high school choir concert.”
Stephanie Russo commented, “My favorite song was ‘Songs of a Disney Princess,’ even though many people got emotional in the ‘Say Something’ song.”
When the choir finished, Mrs. Taylor, choir instructor, announced the awards. Anna Miller received an All District Choir and National Coral Student Award. Nichole Zeitmann, Anna Miller, and Hanna Fitts received an award for attending state as a trio.
Mrs. Taylor stated, “I think the concert went very well, and I am very proud of all the students who worked hard so that it went well.”
Overall, to end the 2015-2016 school year, the elementary, middle, and high school had a successful choir performance.