Park Rapids High School choir earns awards


The above vocalists all earned a superior rating at the Feb. 24 section ensemble contest held in Park Rapids. All the vocal entries received a "superior," which is the highest rating. Front row, from left, Kinley Nordin, Olivia Ulvin, Lizzie Hensel. Second row: Haley MacPherson, Mikayla Koski, Tegan Nelmark, Mariah Olson, Madison Steffel. Third row: Ally Vaudrin, Chelsea Swenson, Shania Farlee, Paige Leeseberg, Emily Kjenaas, Sara Simpson, Abby Eystad. Fourth row: Emily Dean, Brooke Jerger, Lydia Christensen, Olivia Fischer, Elizabeth Bradt, Isabel Bagstad, Kaisa Coborn, Krista Carpenter, Coral Johnson. Fifth row: Jack Christson, Rilee Canon, Jack Walsh, Sam Eystad, Wyatt Soderberg, Matt Benson, Kaleb Carlson. Back row: Tim Walsh, Zach Fritze, Nick Porozinski, Spencer Fritze.

These students all received a superior rating and “best of site” for their ensemble.  Park Rapids vocal entries earned two of the four “best of sites. They also earned four of the five perfect scores. Receiving perfect scores were chamber women singing “He’s Gone Away,” Junior women singing “Gave My Love a Cherry, vocal duet with Kylie Higgins and Mikayla Koski and the womens ensemble singing “Be Like a Butterfly.” Front row, from left, Chelsea Sweson, Tegan Nelmark, Mikayla Koski, Shania Farlee, Emily Kjenaas. Middle row: Emily Dean, Brooke Jerger, Olivia Fischer, Isabel Bagstad, Lydia Christensen, Elizabeth Bradt. Back row: Ally Vaudrin, Haley MacPherson, Madison Steffel. Not pictured: Tatum Mercer, Kylie Higgins.