On Oct. 22, Ray-Pec High School juniors and seniors who were selected for the West Central All-District Choir auditioned for the Missouri All-State Choir. For the 30+ schools in the West Central District who had students selected for the All-District Choir, there are only 24 spots in the All-State Choir. This includes four for each voice part and two alternates. This is the highest honor a singer can receive in the state of Missouri.
Seven Ray-Pec students were selected for the All-State Choir. Over the previous five years, Ray-Pec has claimed 38 All-State spots.
Selected singers include:
Soprano - Jillian Collum, Bailey Roe, Emily Miller (1st Alternate), Brooklyn Burk (2nd Alternate)
Altos - Hannah Moroney
Tenor - Dalton Ballinger, Xander Blackmon (2 year member)
Additionally, this year there is another level of recognition. These singers received All-State Honorable Mention:
Soprano - Leticia Turner
Alto - Tallie Scott
Bass - David Marin, Miles Sellami
Pictured from front to back: Hannah Moroney, Xander Blackmon, Dalton Ballinger, Jillian Collom, Bailey Roe, Emily Miller, and Brooklyn Burk. In back: Former Ray-Pec student Gary Manda from Pleasant Hill.