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Edison High School vocal music students took part in a special adjudicated event on Feb. 2.

    Students in grades 9-12 performed along with Toronto High School pupils at a local adjudicated event at First United Methodist Church in Toronto on Feb. 2. Edison singers participated in solos and ensembles under the direction of Dani Carroll with Toronto students under the direction of Nichole Locke. Judges included Lois Popejoy, Rich Coburn and Ron Smith, who in turn provided ratings and feedback based upon the Ohio Music Education Association’s rubric.

   This was the second year for the activity, and Edison students earning superior ratings included Troy Hackathorn and Mychi Stewart while excellent ratings were given to Melodey Clancey, J.T. Pipo, Courtney Cooley, Jocelyn Smyth and Cameron Taylor. The judges also provided feedback to pupils Emylie Layman, Mary McConnell, Chesney Swickard and Abigail Kinney.

   “This was an excellent opportunity for the students to gain performance experience and receive comments and ratings on their musical skills and talents,” said Carroll. “This year’s OMEA event was canceled due to the inclement weather, so this performance gave the students a chance to still share their hard work and preparation originally planned for the Jan. 19 event.”

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