Photographed from left (front row) are Jacaela Yates, Averi McFadden, Deja Sikes, and Autumn Albertson. On the back row are Jessica Ibarra, Hunter Ruffin, Quinn Dillard, and Tieren Gates.
Seven Paris High School choir students won medals at the State Class 4A UIL Choir Solo & Ensemble Contest in Pflugerville.
Gold medalists earning superior ratings on their solo performances are Averi McFadden, Deja Sikes, and Autumn Albertson. Deja Sikes also received the “outstanding soloist” award from her judge at state.
Silver medalists receiving excellent ratings are Jessica Ibarra, Hunter Ruffin, Quinn Dillard, and Tieren Gates. Jacaela Yates received a rating of good on her solo. The entire group qualified for the state contest by receiving superior ratings on their solos that were rated difficult at the regional competition held at Texas A&M-Commerce.
The PHS choir director is Jan Blize assisted by Hunter Sitz and accompanist Dottie Billman.