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SCC choir: dressed for success

These 12 St. Croix Central choral students were proud to wear their new robes at this year’s St. Croix Valley Music Educators Association Honors Festival in River Falls. (Submitted photo)

The St. Croix Central choral students unveiled their new blue robes at this year’s St. Croix Valley Music Educators Association Honors Festival at the River Falls High School Auditorium Saturday, Jan. 4.

SCC choral director Sara Route is thrilled with the new robes, as are the choral students.

“The robes makes us look more professional,” high school senior Kayla Boyd said. “It was so nice to fit in with all the other schools.”

SCC High School Principal Glenn Webb said the district has been trying to fit robes into the budget for a few years. They were able to do so through the general fund this year.

Each year SCVMEA hosts an honors festival for choral and band students.

“Each affiliated school selects students to bring based on their musical merit, work ethic and commitment to the program,” Route said. “The choir is generally around 100 students.”

This year’s participants from SCC included Kayla Boyd, Camille Budrow, Joanne Bachtell, Mackenzie Johnson, Marlena Bachtell, Hannah Olsen, Joslyn Bower-Nelson, Zac Davenport, Nicholas Hammond, Mark Jacobson, Mitch Donahue and Ryan Knapton.

Sarah Young

Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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