The Laurel High School High Select Gospel Choir participated in the Smoky Mountain Music Festival in Gatlinburg, TN on May 9, 2008. This competition was open to all who accept invitations from around the nation. Schools from Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Florida, Georgia, and of course Mississippi were represented. The LHS Select Gospel Choir placed first in the 2A SATB Concert Choir Category and their scores were the fifth highest among all schools represented. Not only were the students exceptional in their singing ability but they were also commended for their impeccable discipline and behavior. The following students are members of the LHS Select Gospel Choir:
Adrienne White, Akeem Davis, Alexandria Mackay, Alondria Hampton, Amber Husband, Ashley Williams, Bereshith Clayton, Brad Kirkham, Camisha Knighton, Cean Collins, Chris Hilliard, Courtney Agee, DeMarcus Sanders, Gary McCullum, Haley Richardson, Johnnie Harris, Juan Turner, Kaneshia Wheeler, Kykendal Marsh, Matthew Moore, Miya Woodard, Rebekah Cox, Sasha Carpenter, Shaman McGowen, Shardae Pulliam, Shontwonza Brown, Sierra Byrd, Tahara Williams, Tamana Collins, Terry Moffett, Torrence Jones and Tyneshia Fair.