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Middle school students selected for honor choirs

District 833 middle school students selected for state and national honor choirs
Posted on 12/17/2018
Sixteen students from Cottage Grove and Lake middle schools have been selected for American Choral Directors Association state honor choirs. Four District 833 students have also earned spots in national honor choirs, in addition to their spots in the state honor choirs.

Lake Middle School students Ava Bartel, Connor Hestwood, Lauren Less and Landon Wahlquist have been selected for the American Choral Directors Association National Middle School/Junior High School Honor Choir. The students were selected by blind audition from several hundred auditions held across the United States. The selected students will travel to Kansas City, MO to start rehearsals together on February 27 and will perform in two concerts at the National American Choral Directors Association Conference on March 2 under the direction of Dr. Derrick Fox.

Eight students from Cottage Grove Middle School and eight students from Lake Middle School also earned acceptance into the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota 7th/8th Grade State Honor Choirs. They joined students from across the state to perform in Mahtomedi in November after a day of rehearsals. The selected students from Cottage Grove Middle School include:

Andrew Bender - Baritone, TTB State Honor Choir
Gavyn Nybakken - Baritone, TTB State Honor Choir
Joey Bounds - Tenor 1, TTB State Honor Choir
Gregory Fouts - Tenor 1, TTB State Honor Choir
Lucas Johnson - Tenor 1, TTB State Honor Choir
Annelise Faletti - Alto, SSA State Honor Choir
Ari Morfin-Brashier - Soprano 2, SSA State Honor Choir
Amanda Yang - Soprano 2, SSA State Honor Choir
The selected students from Lake Middle School include:

Connor Hestwood - Baritone, TTB State Honor Choir
Landon Wahlquist - Baritone, TTB State Honor Choir
Riley Vang - Tenor 2, TTB State Honor Choir
Elizabeth Peterson - Alto, SSA State Honor Choir
Ava Bartel - Soprano 1, SSA State Honor Choir
Laura Eggert - Soprano 1, SSA State Honor Choir
Marit Lyle - Soprano 1, SSA State Honor Choir
Delanie Wittwer - Soprano 1, SSA State Honor Choir
Congratulations to all of the students who were selected for these honors!