Band Students Represent Kelso Well!
Our State Solo & Ensemble students all did a fantastic job this past weekend in both their representation of Kelso and their musical performances. Multiple band, choir, and orchestra students received 1, “Superior” ratings from all three judges
Willow Calabrese, junior, placed 2nd in the state on her Euphonium. The last time a band student has placed in the top 3 at state was Matt Harding on tenor saxophone in 2001. Congratulations Willow!
Rachael Johnson Wins Scholarship for Ceramics
At the Oregon Potters Association Ceramic Showcase at the Portland Convention Center, Rachael Johnson took first place in the scholarship competition earning the $1000 scholarship that will be held in trust and sent to the college she decides to attend. Nice job, Rachael. Her elephant pouring vessel will be on display in the art showcase.
Chamber Choir Received High Scores
The Kelso High School Chamber Choir earned a Superior + rating at the SWWMEA Regional Large Group Contest at LCC last Thursday! They received scores of 100, 98, and 88 which are, by far, the highest scores earned in at least 20 years
Kelso Arts students performed very well at the ESD 112 Art Show:
Keaton Bruce – 2 regional (going to state) and 1 ESD 112 award; $3,000 CWU scholarship Kirstin Mury – Merry Cammack Staff Choice Award ($200 purchase award); $40,000 OCAC scholarship Lilian Niles – 1 Regional award (going to state) and 2 Honorable Mention awards; $2,000 CWU and $40,000 OCAC scholarships Alexus Pucci – Honorable Mention award Katilyn Bourland- Honorable Mention award Brande Mann- Honorable Mention award
Kelso DECA students had a great weekend in Bellevue. Seven of our sixteen students qualified for the International DECA Competition in Anaheim, CA this April!
Marley Blisard 2nd - Merit Awards Project
Shelby Ott 3rd -Apparel and Accessories
Tyler Brown 4th - Human Resource Management
Daly Chamberlain 4th -Merit Awards Project
Courtney Davis 6th -Quick Serve management
Julia Hallowell and Spencer Davis Student Store Gold Certification Managers
Four of Kelso High's jazz students have been selected to perform live on Seattle's KNKX Jazz Radio Station!
The radio station is sending a professional jazz musician to provide two free clinics for these boys here at school. They will then travel to Seattle to perform with that same musician live on the radio! Their radio broadcast will be 25 minutes long at 12:15pm on Wednesday, May 10th.
Ian McTamaney (piano, 11th grade)
Isaac Ford (st. bass, 10th grade)
Brenden Kazensky (guitar, 10th grade)
Kyle Torgerson (drum set, 12th grade)
To hear a recording of their live performance Click Here.