Brock Mercer, left, and Jacob Blegen...were selected for the Missouri All-State Show Choir which performed July 23 for the Missouri Choral Director's Association annual summer conference held July 22-25 in Jefferson City.
Jacob Blegen, Brock Mercer perform
with Missouri All-State Show Choir
Missouri Choral Director's Association held its annual summer conference July 22-25 in Jefferson City. As part of the MCDA conference, the Missouri All-State Show Choir held its rehearsals and performance.
OGHS students, Jacob Blegen and Brock Mercer, were selected for the group. Blegen and Mercer will be seniors at OGHS during the 2015-16 school year. They were selected through an audition process which focused on vocal ability as well as dance and performance skills.
All-State Show Choir actually began joint rehearsals on July 21. They practiced many hours leading up to the performance held the evening of July 23 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.
Post 379 season comes to a close
Oak Grove Post 379 earned a spot in the Zone 2 Tournament this past weekend with their second-place finish in the district tournament the week before.
After a first-round loss to Sedalia, Oak Grove made its way to the championship game with an 11-1 win over Odessa Post 286 and a rematch victory over Sedalia 13-3.
In the title game, Blue Springs Post 499 Fike defeated Oak Grove 14-8. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
Becvar awarded annual CenturyLink scholarship
Lydia Becvar, daughter of Fred and Mary Becvar, Lone Jack, has been awarded a $1000 scholarship from CenturyLink.
Award was presented to Becvar by Tony Hoffman, area operations manager of the Northeast and Northwest Missouri regions of Centurylink. It is renewable for four years with a 3.0 grade point average. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.