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Cambridge High School chorus achieves first-year honors



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Cambridge students, from left, Emily Evans, Marta Polombo and Sarah Clements celebrate after their performance with the GMEA All-State Chorus. (click for larger version)
April 18, 2013
MILTON, Ga. — As Fulton County's newest high school, Cambridge High School in Milton has racked up many firsts this school year.

The Cambridge Choral Department, with fewer than 50 students, received state and national recognition.

This past November, 10 Cambridge students participated in the Georgia Music Educators Association District V Honor Chorus: Karlie Allen, Peter Brown, Sarah Clements, Emily Evans, Lauren Holliger, Amanda McManus, Shreya Visvanathan, Jared Williams, Matthew Wynne and Hunter Wynne.

In February, three Cambridge students performed in Savannah as part of the Georgia Music Educators Association's All-State Chorus.

Sarah Clements, Emily Evans and Marta Palombo were selected to participate in the prestigious All-State Chorus following a rigorous two-step audition process.

In March, Cambridge singers Karlie Allen and Sarah Clements traveled to Dallas, Texas to sing with the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Honor Choir.

The ACDA has approximately 22,000 choral directors representing over a million singers across the country. Selection to be part of the choir is an honor for the choral students and for the Cambridge High School choral program.

Dominique Petite is the Cambridge High School director of choral activities. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in choral music education from Florida State University and has over 10 years of teaching experience, including building a successful program at Brookwood High School before joining the staff at Cambridge.

Some upcoming opportunities to enjoy the talents of the Cambridge chorus include:

• The Cambridge Choral Boosters present the Cambridge Cabaret, a talent exhibition of Cambridge students. This fundraising event is at 7 p.m. on April 16. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance by email at b_mcmanus@comcast.net.

• Cambridge High School Choral Concert. This event is at 7 p.m. on April 30 and is free and open to the public.

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