Friendswood High School had 92 Choir students participate in the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest, held at Angleton HS on Saturday, February 21, and the group earned a total of 91 medals for their efforts.
Receiving a Division One-Superior rating on a Class One solo, earning a gold medal and advancing to the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest, were: Shelby Allison, Nadia Asgari-Tari, Maddie Ballard, Summer Bockart, Billy Carroll, Brian Chew, Ally Eckhart, Gabi Gonzalez, Natalia Gonzalez, Meranda Goodwin, Helena Haas, Kirsten Hill, Kylee Hill, Hannah Holt, Rachel Jensen, Emma Johnson, Christopher Johnston, Maddie Keefe, Connor Krusleski, Lauren Kutz, Sevren Lab, Zach Maiberger, Abby Mapp, Annica Marcuccio, Dante Marcuccio, Emily McDonald, Audrey McKee, Marina Meche, John Moreno, Lexi Nicholes, Maddie Pertuis, Brenden Pumphrey, Elisa Rodriguez, Alex Rudd, Clayton Senter, Brie Sharp, Katie Sharp, Carly Smith, JoJo Twyford and Noelle Zoch.
Three Ensembles performed, earning a gold medal for each participant; all are advancing to the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest.
Ensemble members are: 1) Shelby Allison, Anne Balderrama, Connor Henry, Kirsten Hill, Connor Krusleski, Jana Landers, Caleb Petty, Brie Sharp; 2) Gina Baker, Maddie Ballard, Brian Chew, Marcus Fetty, Mackenzie Henderson, Audrey McKee, Elisa Rodriguez, Alex Rudd, JoJo Twyford, Jon Yawn; and 3) Nathan Drake, Mandy Larsen, Zach Maiberger, Marina Meche, Maddie Pertuis, Josh Thomas.
Earning a Division One-Superior rating on a Class Two solo and receiving a silver medal were: Mitchell Bauer, Morgan Bryan, Rosie Carlos, Kendall Carpenter, Tori Cowell, Tara Davenport, Angelina Fantasia, Christy Fong, Sofia Gamero, Mary Gerlach, Adela Gonzalez, Lauryn Goodman, Angelynn Hranitzky, Katie Johnson, Mandy Larsen, Sarah Legendre, Christian Mathews, Kayla McGuinness, Emily Mesa, Garrett Morris, Tyler Pitman, Josh Rachita, Shelby Rich and Daniella Ulloa-Gonzalez.
The following students received a Division One-Superior rating on a Class Three Solo, earning a bronze medal: Sarah Goodman, Jacquelynn Robles and Emma Wimberly.
Receiving a Division Two-Excellent rating on a Class One solo were the following: Haley Beken, SarahBeth Diller, Brandi Fruge, Pahno Georgeton, Camille Hamilton, Miranda Hughes, Mazlin Massey, Lauren Podlewski, Chelsea Sheehan, Josh Thomas, Margaret Torgeson and Jaclynn Turnbaugh.
Earning a Division Two-Excellent rating on Class Two solos were Katie Arnold, Mackenzie Finch and Vidal Torres.
The student who received a Division Two-Excellent rating on Class Three solos was Thomas McHenry.
Nathan Drake received a Division Three rating on a Class One solo.
Teachers are Choir Director Janwin Overstreet-Goode and Mike Tyer.