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CALVARY BAPTIST ACADEMY: Junior high vocalists sing at fine arts competition

by By PAIGE HEIPLE and DALE PEARCE, Gazette Student News Reporters on April 12, 2013 11:00 AM

CLYMER — On April 3, Calvary Baptist Academy’s junior high students left for the Keystone Christian Education Association’s Junior High Fine Arts Competition. The students left on Thursday after school to make the long trek to Geigertown. The competition started at 10 a.m. the next day.

Two groups participated in vocal activities. The first group was a small ensemble consisting of four junior high girls. Kayla Chambers, Rachel Covato, Brittany Prugh and Lucy Shao managed to earn a Meritorious Award for their vocal performances of “Though Philomela Lost Her Love” arranged by Patrick M. Liebergen and “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessings” arranged by Hal H. Hopson.

The junior high boys made up a large ensemble. The boys sang “As a Volunteer” arranged by Fred and Ruth Coleman and “Homeward Bound” arranged by Jay Althouse. The boys’ ensemble was made up of ninth-graders Joel Knupp, Caleb Martin, Isaiah Sharp and Harry Tang, eighth-graders Jack Marshall and Jimmy Ye and seventh-graders Brett Abrams, Andy Chen, Luca Covato, Scott McCoy and Austin Meckley. This large ensemble received an Excellent Award for their performance. The junior high students had a wonderful time singing and having fun and are looking forward to next year’s competition.

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