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Participants in SPVA music with superior ratings include (front row l-r): Jarin Tines, Brenden Pankonin, Jacob Woodmancy, Bryce Grothman. Middle row: Chris Terry, Melany Morales, Jaci Kurkowski, Valerie Perez, Nathan Kemling, Michael Jones. Back row: Tyson Patrick, Jack Kohl, Matthew Wendell, Kenyon Gaar. 

Not pictured: Haven Wid. 

PC students rank high at SPVA music contest

By Brooke Pankonin

Grant Tribune-Sentinel

On Tuesday, March 21, Perkins County High School hosted the SPVA Music Contest. Seven schools–Perkins County, Chase County, Hershey, Sutherland, North Platte St Pat’s, Bridgeport and Kimball brought together their music students to perform and compete for best of class in the various instrumental and vocal categories.

Perkins County students who received best in class, superior and excellent ratings are listed as follows:

Best in Class

Mixed brass duet: Bryce Grothman, Nathan Kemling.

Boys high solo: Kenyon Gaar

Boys vocal ensemble: Kenyon Gaar, Michael Jones, Nathan Kemling, Jack Kohl, Brenden Pankonin, Christopher Terry, Jarin Tines 

Superior Rating

Piano solo: Jacob Woodmancy

Saxophone quartet: Tyson Patrick, Valerie Perez, Matthew Wendell, Jacob Woodmancy

Girls medium solo: Melany Morales

Girls high solo: Haven Wid

Girls duet: Melany Morales, Jaci Kurkowski; Jaci Kurkowski, Haven Wid

Mixed duet: Kenyon Gaar, Jaci Kurkowski; Nathan Kemling, Haven Wid

Boys quartet: Kenyon Gaar, Nathan Kemling, Jack Kohl, Christopher Terry

Mixed quartet 1: Kenyon Gaar, Nathan Kemling, Jaci Kurkowski, Haven Wid

Band: Andrea Brayton, Jaden Dietlein, Bryce Grothman, Michael Jones, Nathan Kemling, Jack Kohl, Melany Morales, Tyson Patrick, Anselmo Perez, Valerie Perez, Hailey Snyder, Matthew Wendell, Haven Wid, Andrea Winkel-Vargas, Jacob Woodmancy, Peyton Woodmancy

Excellent Rating

Girls medium solo: Alicia Hastings

Girls duet: Melany Morales, Andrea Winkel

Freshman girls vocal ensemble: Elizabeth Davidson, Bella Fraizer, Keshia Leeper, Makenzie Toner

Freshman mixed vocal ensemble: Elizabeth Davidson, Bella Fraizer, Michael Jones, Keshia Leeper, Brenden Pankonin, Makenzie Toner

Girls vocal ensemble: Ashley Becker, Elizabeth Davidson, Laura Dreiling, Bella Fraizer, Alicia Hastings, Jaci Kurkowski, Keshia Leeper, Melany Morales, Allisa Overstreet, Karen Ruiz, Makenzie Toner, Haven Wid, Andrea Winkel

Show Choir: Elizabeth Davidson, Laura Dreiling, Kenyon Gaar, Alicia Hastings, Nathan Kemling, Jaci Kurkowski, Christopher Terry, Jarin Tines, Haven Wid, Andrea Winkel


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