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National recognition for two PHS singers

Two Petersburg students have been selected for an all-national honor choir this fall. The National Association for Music Education chose Stephanie Pfundt and Fran Abbott for the ensemble which will gather to practice and perform a concert in Nashville Tennessee this October.

The students learned they had been selected for the choir this summer. Petersburg High School Music Teacher Matt Lenhard helped them prepare their videotaped auditions.

“Fran will be an alto one and Stephanie will be a soprano two. The choir will have about 160 members which, considering its drawn from 50 states, that’s pretty good, pretty good odds. There are 14 people from the state of Alaska who made it and Stephanie and Fran are the only two from Southeast Alaska to have made the choir. They’re the first ones from Petersburg High school to have made it into National Honor Choir and I’m very proud of them,” said Lenhard.

Abbott and Pfundt also took part in the Association’s All Northwest Choir and Music Festival in Portland this past year.

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