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Ten middle school singers earned spots in this year's Minnesota State Honor Choirs. In the front row, from left, are Debbie Blissenbach, Sammi Benson, Lizzy Kranz, Ian Sundberg and John Rupp. In the back row are Claire Kilfoyl, Alex Poncelet, Nick McGrath, and Victor Lindgren. Not pictured is William Patton. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)

HMS sends 10 to honor choir

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Hastings Middle School proved it has some talented students. On Nov. 18 and 19, 10 choir students participated in the Minnesota State Honor Choirs at Gustavus Adolphus College.


There are three state honor choirs - one for grades four through six, one for seventh- and eighth-grade boys and one for seventh- and eighth-grade girls. Students have to audition, and while each school can submit up to 10 auditions per choir, no more than four for each group are selected.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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