LMS show choir completes superior season
The Laurel Middle School show choir, INSYNC, recently completed a successful competition season. Over the past several months, the group competed in various contests around the state and nation and brought home a host of awards.
The group’s final competition of the season was held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where they performed in the Smoky Mountain Music Festival. There the students received a superior rating and placed second in the open show choir division. Also, Jaymar Jackson, II, Harmony Thomas, Zion Evans, Ashleigh Oville, Trey Cocroft and Xavier Washington received a Certificate of Excellence for their performance in the show.
Earlier in the competition season, the group received third place at Jackson Prep’s Showcase, second place in the South Jones Invitational, second place in the West Jones Invitational, third place in the Petal Invitational and second place in the Oak Grove Magnolia Invitational.
For their routine, the group performed choreography and songs including, “Feeling Good/Good to be Alive,” “What a Wonderful World,” “I Feel Good,” “What a Feeling” and “Joyful, Joyful” to round out the selections for their theme of “Feeling Good.”
In addition to receiving second place at the Mississippi Show Choir Contest, hosted by Pearl River Community College, INSYNC was awarded the River Road Award for good character, outstanding conduct and positive attitudes. This was the second year for the newly established show choir to receive the award.
“I am really proud of this group of talented students,” said Show Choir Director Shelley Rivers. “They worked extremely hard this season and have made their school and community very proud.”
The Laurel Middle School show choir (seated L-R) Cambre Brown, Harmony Thomas, Skylar Dase, Ashleigh Oville, Brittany Barnett, (front standing) Lindsey Andrews, Genesis Jackson, Makenzi Stringfellow, Natallee McCauley, Xavier Washington, Jaylen Evans, Javon Dean, Jordan Hardy, Kaylen Jordan, Nyah Evans, Kristen Jordan, Jacquelyn Gaines, (middle) Marshall Oville, Zion Evans, Ellijia Phillips, (back) Kiron Benjamin, Kennedy Stringfellow, Bryce Harper, Jaymar Jackson, II, Trey Cocroft, Michael Brown, Daniel Naylor and (not pictured) Zipporah Husband.