The Paris High choir program placed eight students in this year’s High School Region Choir as the result of auditions held Oct. 15 in Mount Pleasant. They return to Mount Pleasant on Nov. 12 to participate in a clinic/concert.
They also qualify for pre-area auditions on Nov. 29, the next step in a progression of tryouts leading to potential selection in an all-state choir. Senior Deja Sikes entered the large school track and is eligible for selection in the All-State Mixed Choir or the All-State Treble Choir, while the remaining seven students, who entered the small school track, will be competing for chairs in the Small School All-State Choir.
That group is comprised of seniors Tieren Gates and Tierra Ellis, juniors Jake Freelen and Averi McFadden, and sophomores Rhea Tabora, Nicholas Reed, and Nick Leija II.
· Soprano 1: Tieren Gates (1st chair), Averi McFadden (4th chair)
· Soprano 2: Tierra Ellis (4th chair)
· Alto 1: Deja Sikes (2nd chair, large school track)
· Alto 2: Rhea Tabora (1st chair)
· Tenor 1: Nicholas Reed (3rd chair)
· Tenor 2: Jake Freelen (3rd chair)
· Bass 1: Nick Leija II (4th chair)