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Curtain call: seniors take final bow

May 5, 2014

Senior members of Wapakoneta Singsation pose for a picture after viewing this year’s final slideshow at Cabaret. After the dinner and performances the seniors parents presented them with letters. Back row left to right: Zach Strawn, Wyatt Harrison, Cullen Martell, Haley Aldrich and Ethan Miller. Front row left to right: Austin Drake and Kenneth Jones. Not pictured are seniors Heather Lynch and Joshua Kraft. (Staff photo/Michelle Meunier)

The Performing Arts Center of Wapakoneta High School played host Friday evening to Cabaret, an exciting celebration of the success of this year’s show choir singers, dancers, crew and band members, while also paying tribute to all of the support they’ve received throughout the year and saying farewell to the senior members.

Singsation members closed out the year by serving their family, friends and peers dinner before performing personalized acts and their competition show, Dog Days Are Over, one last time.

Tim Smith director of Singsation said this year was the best year for show choir at WHS in recent history.

“I think it comes down to people that are dedicated to create something that is bigger than themselves, people that realize that working together and working as a team we can create so much more than if we were to do it all by ourselves,” Smith said. “These kids came in this year ready to work and they’ve worked every day in and out at practice and we’ve been fortunate that it’s paid off for us this year, so that’s the biggest thing coming out of this year that I’d say I’m proud of and gave us the year that we had.”

Sophomore Dakota Dillon said the season started off a little rough after not placing in the first competition, but things picked up quickly.

“I think that we’ve accomplished so much coming from, we started off at Ada and we didn’t make it, and we were kind of bummed and we came back and made it at Beavercreek for sixth, went up fifth, fourth and third and back finally to fourth,” Dillon said. “And we’ve certainly had a better year than I think we’ve ever had here at Wapak. We’re doing wonderful.”

While the year was a success, Cabaret was a night of recognizing everyone involved with Singsation for their support and dedication.

For the full story, see the Monday, May 5 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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