Thirty Mena High School choir students competed for all region choir honors on Saturday, October 8, at Sheridan High School in Sheridan, Arkansas. Over 900 students from across Region 3 auditioned for placement in the prestigious choir. Region auditions are not separated by school size, which makes for intense student competition for region honors. Eleven Mena students earned chairs in the Region 3 All Region Honors Choir.
Sarah Rose and Szilvia Fuleki placed 22nd and 57th respectively out of 130 women who auditioned for Soprano I seats. Abi McPherson placed 14th, Kelsey Wiggins placed 22nd, and Kaitlyn Richmond placed 60th out of 178 women who auditioned for Soprano II seats. Ciarra Ryan placed 22nd, Hannah McDonald placed 50th, and Raychel Woody placed 57th out of 171 women who auditioned for Alto I seats. Hope Egger and Nalu Pruitt placed 39th and 52nd respectively out of 134 women who auditioned for Alto II seats. Nick Holman placed 37th out of 91 men who auditioned for Bass I seats. Abi McPherson qualified to audition for all state choir in February. McPherson, Fuleki, Wiggins, and Ryan are seniors. Sarah Rose and Raychel Woody are juniors. Richmond and McDonald are sophomores and Hope Egger, Nalu Pruitt, and Nick Holman are freshmen.
The Region 3 All Region Honors Choir will be featured in concert on Saturday, November 12, at First Baptist Church in Benton, Arkansas. The concert begins at 4 PM and is free and open to the public.