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Record Number of Ankeny Students Selected for Opus Honor Choir

Opus Choir
Ankeny Opus Honor Choir participants.
 
ANKENY, Iowa (November 23, 2016) - A record sixty-two Ankeny Community School District students, grades sixth through ninth, were selected for the 31st Annual Opus Honor Choir Festival hosted by the Iowa Choral Directors Association.  More than 3,000 students were nominated by their directors for 180 positions in each of the four Opus Honor Choirs. Judges made their selections by scoring a recorded audition from each nominated student. The 2016 Opus Honor Choirs performed on November 17 at CY Stephens Auditorium in Ames. Congratulations to these outstanding young musicians and their directors: Lisa Kelsey, Southview; Ben Joseph, Northview, Kara Sumner, Parkview; Lisa Evans, Prairie Ridge; and Jill Bjorklund, Parkview and Prairie Ridge.
 
5th/6th Choir
7th//8th Treble Choir
7th/8th Bass Choir
9th Mixed Choir
Myra Carlson (PV)
Taitum Coyle (PV) 
Megan Heldt (PR)
Daniella Hills (PV)
Jessica Hoang (PV) 
Sally Laybourn (PR)
Chloe McGrath (PV)
Elijah Pick (PV) 
Isabella Pote (PV)
Sam Stember (PV)
Gabe Wagner (PV) 
Laura Abrahamson (PV)
Alyvia Althaus (PR)
Amanda Bendezu (NV)
Ashtyn Billings (PV)
Alexa Brandmeyer (PV)
Morgan Christman (SV)  
Francesca Elia (PV) 
McKenna Goerndt (PV)
Autumn Graybill (PR)
Nikole Karpan (PR)    
Addyson Kiene (SV)
Kylie Knudten (SV)
Emma McEvoy (PV)
Lauren McEvoy (PV)
Emma Meijer (NV)
Kate Moir (PV) 
Allie Pauly (NV)

Olivia Pauscher (SV)

Lauren Playle (NV)
Amber Reysack (SV)
Jocelyn Riley (PV)
Claire Sammons (SV)
Maya St. Clair (SV)

Sydney Stover (PV)

Gracie Valerio-Garsow (NV)    
Ellie Young (PV)  
Wesley Behrens (PV) 
Noah Fankhauser (SV)
Noah Hackbart (SV)
Harrison Ingham (SV)
Suho Kim (SV) 
Matthew Poehlman (SV)
Christian Rivera (SV)
Josh Smith (SV)
Marcus Ugolini (SV) 
Nathan Bielecki (SV) 
Bella Cardenas (SV)
Dane Churchman (NV)
Ana Clark (NV)
Creighton Ferree (NV)

McKenna Fuhrman (NV)

Mason Hanley (SV)

Andrew Hartzler (NV) 

Lydia Hill - alternate (SV)

Mike Hunter (NV)

Nate Petsche (NV)

Claire Raver (NV)
Cody Slagter (SV)
Michael Stoltenberg (NV)
Jake Valerio-Garsow (NV)
Seth Watgen (NV)

Erin Wisecup (NV)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PR - Prairie Ridge Middle School
PV - Parkview Middle School
NV - Northview Middle School
SV - Southview Middle School