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SHS musicians earn a dozen 1 ratings

Among the Somerset High School students who earned one ratings at the state solo/ensemble festival were (from left) ​Mara Erickson, Mackenzie Eickhoff and Olivia Milles. Submitted photo

The Somerset High School music department had a successful day, with 12 students performing 14 different events at the State Solo and Ensemble Festival in Eau Claire on May 12.

"It was an awesome day and the kids gave some wonderful performances," said Somerset choir instructor Jaimie Palbicki.

Twelve of the 14 Somerset events received 1 ratings, which is the highest rating possible at state, and the other two received 2 ratings.

Somerset's Kayla Huerta was nominated for an Exemplary Award for her Soprano Solo.

Here are Somerset's results for the state festival.

1 Rating

Kennedi Kjellberg, soprano solo

Olivia Millies, soprano solo

Mackenzie Eickhoff, alto solo

Tristen Gow, baritone or bass solo

Kayla Huerta, soprano solo

Sally Bodlovick, music theatre solo

Ben Garcia, baritone or bass solo

Kayla Huerta, SSA trio

Ben Garcia, music theatre solo

Kayla Huerta, music theatre solo

Alexis Meuers, flute solo

Mara Erickson, piano solo

2 Rating

Zeb Rivard, baritone or bass solo

Zeb Rivard, music theatre solo

Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for more than 30 years.

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