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Dana Carlson, 17, stands between Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton and Rep. Ann Hraychuck at the Wisconsin State Assembly Inauguration Ceremony on Monday, Jan. 5. Dana, a junior at Somerset High School, sang the Star Spangled Banner upon the recommendation of Hraychuck, whom she had met previously during Blue Ribbon Walk community events. Photo submitted

Somerset teen sings for Assembly Inauguration

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John Carlson remembers the first time he really heard his daughter sing.

"She was sitting in her car seat, only about 3 years old," Carlson recalled. "She would sing with every song on the radio. But one day, we turned the radio down to hear her, and we realized it sounded like the voice of an angel."


"We were driving in the van and she was singing 'Ceceila' by Simon and Garfunkel," Roberta, her mother, added. "And she hasn't stopped singing since."

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