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“One of the best experiences of my life,” said chorus member Silas L. upon his return from the three day long journey to Hershey, Pennsylvania.
The Family Foundation School has participated in choral competitions for the past 18 years. Their first foray into the world of choral competition took them to Myrtle Beach. Since then, venues have included Virginia Beach, Toronto, Washington D.C., and, most recently, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
This year’s entourage included a seven member choir and show choir, Director Paul Geer, Choreographer Tom Kovaleski, several staff chaperones. Reporter Sally H. also covered the event for the school paper.
They left in the early hours of the morning, spent time touring the famous Civil War Battlefield at Gettysburg, ate some great food at Pickett’s Buffet and returned to their hotel to rest up for the big performance.
Ensembles competing were the Mixed Chorus, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus and the show choir, Steppin’ Out. During the day-long event the students were able to scope out the competition as they watched many of the other choirs perform. As exciting as the day was, the results would not be revealed until the end of the following day.
Saturday dawned, a little over-cast, but perfect temperature for a day at Hershey Park. Roller coasters, rides, and a plethora of chocolate concoctions provided great distractions as the competitors waited for the awards ceremony to find out their scores.
Show Choir 1st place, Excellent
Mixed Chorus 2nd Place, Excellent
Women’s Chorus 1st Place, Excellent
Men’s Chorus, 1st Place, Superior
“It was a good time, I’m glad that all the hours of rigorous practice in the gym paid off. It was intimidating preforming in front of so many people but we did well,” said junior Thomas B.
Family Falcon David G. was eliminated after the second match of the Section IX Class D Boys Varsity Golf tournament.
David had a solid season as the anchor on the Falcons Varsity Golf team with a season best score of 35 at French Woods, a par 36 course.
David advanced to the Section IX Qualifiers where he then advanced to the second round.
He was eliminated in the second round after shooting a 91.
“It wasn’t how I wanted to finish the season. The most upsetting thing wasn’t that I got eliminated, what got to me was the fact that I didn’t play to the best of my abilities. I could have gotten a better score, I’m a better golfer than that, but it doesn’t get me anywhere dwelling in the past,” said David.
Averaging 4.1 over par during the regular season, David was one of the better scoring golfers in Section IX.
“He’s a good golfer, he’s got a great swing and he’s a smart player. You can tell he’s gotten years of experience by the way he plays on the course,” said teammate Oren B.
David G. had a good season and plans on training and sharpening his skills to be better prepared for his next season, wherever it may be.