By Kevin Johnson
Students from the Concordia High School Vocal Music Department traveled to Junction City High School on Saturday November 5th to audition for the KMEA District/State Honor Choir. Over 500 students from the North Central District auditioned that day, which includes all high schools in Republic, Cloud, Ottawa, Saline, Washington, Clay, Dickinson, Marshall, Pottawatomie, Riley, Geary, Morris, Chase, Wabaunsee, and Lyon Counties.
15 students from CHS were selected through an individual audition process to the 2016 District Honor Choir. Those students are:, Jenna Bloomer, Kristen Colby, Jenna Fredrickson, Paul Frost, Britney Gilkeson, Addison Johnson, Maddie Johnson, Lydia Knapp, Westin Maish, Madelyn Meyer, Katlynn Miller, Kyle Palmquist, Katie Pfanz, Levi Sieben and Elijah Steffen.
It is quite an accomplishment considering we are competing against schools like Manhattan, Junction City, Emporia, Salina South, and Salina Central,” said their director Kevin Johnson. The 15 students selected are more than any other 1A through 4A school. All 15 students are members of the CHS Chamber Choir and CHS Singers and are now eligible for the KMEA State Honor Choir, which will be announced later in December.
These 15 students will perform in the KMEA District Honor Choir on Saturday December 3rd at Manhattan High School. Clinician for the 2015 KMEA District Honor Choir will be Dr. Julie Yu, Director of Choral Activities at Kansas State University. The concert will begin at 2:30 pm in the Manhattan High School Auditorium and is open to the public.
The Concordia High School Christmas Vocal Concert will be on Sunday December 18th at 2:00 pm in the CHS Auditorium.
By Dustin Bender
Congratulations to Allayna Hanson, Concordia High School’s Student of the Month for December. Allayna is the daughter of Kirk and Rhonda Hanson.
Allayna plans to attend Cloud County Community College for a year and then transfer to Kansas State University to major in Ag. Business.
Allayna has participated in: FFA as president, Student Council as class secretary, National Honor Society, Friends of Rachel, Panther Leadership Council, Catholic Youth Organization, Renaissance, Golf, and Softball. In her spare time, Allayna enjoys spending time with family on the farm, cruising with her friends while listening to country music, and spending time with her FFA family.
Faculty, staff, and student leaders of CHS selected Allayna Hanson as student of the month and wish her a successful future!
Concordia High School presents the 2016 Musical “The Music Man” this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7 pm in the high auditorium. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students. CJHSH students get in free with their activity pass. . . .