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CALVARY BAPTIST ACADEMY: Vocalists attend choir event

by By DALE PEARCE and RACHEL COVATO, Gazette Student News Reporters on November 22, 2013 11:00 AM

On Nov. 14, Calvary Baptist Academy sent five of its students to KCEA All-State Choir, which presented a concert in Harrisburg in the Capitol Rotunda on Nov. 16.

About 120 students from across the state traveled to Harrisburg to practice last Friday for the concert. The five students from Calvary Baptist were two seniors, Megan Plants and Matthew Hilliard, and three sophomores, Rachel Covato, Brittany Prugh and Isaiah Sharp.

[PHOTO:  Choir director Dr. David Ledgerwood, left, led the KCEA All-State Choir with Calvary Baptist Academy students, front row, from left, Megan Plants, Brittany Prugh and Rachel Covato; and second row, Matthew Hilliard and Isaiah Sharp. (Submitted photo/Calvary Baptist Academy)]

This year’s choir director was Dr. David Ledgerwood who taught at Calvary Baptist Academy many years ago. Dr. Ledgerwood is currently on the faculty at Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown, Wis., and is chair of the Music Department.

The students performed two sacred concerts on Saturday, performing several songs, including three in a foreign language and some a cappella.

This concert was enjoyed not only by the participants, but also by parents and many spectators who came to the Capitol Rotunda.

The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves on this trip and made some new friends. They also learned much about how to use the talents God has given them and even maybe something God would have them do with their life.

This past Tuesday, four students from the academy had the opportunity to participate in a miniature version of the hit game show “Deal or No Deal.” Students who had sold 10 or more tubs of cookie dough in our cookie dough fundraiser had their names drawn from a hat in order to play the game.

Miranda Pounds, a fourth-grader, won a total of $47 and a tub of delicious cookie dough.

The other three students were brothers — Austin, Shane and Noah Meckley — who had worked together selling the cookie dough and, therefore, split their winnings of $72 and a tub of cookie dough. Austin is an eighth-grader, Shane a sixth-grader and Noah a third-grader in the academy. All of the students were pleased to have the opportunity to win this money.

The cookie dough fund-raiser was a successful one for the academy. Students will be delivering the cookie dough today.

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