By Shayla Scallorn
Social Media Editor
A record setting 10 Red Lion students successfully auditioned and performed at the PMEA District Choir Festival Saturday Jan. 14.
The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, or “PMEA” has been bringing the state’s top musicians together to perform since 1933. The festivals give the students an opportunity to work under the direction of college level conductors, and also showcase their talents.
“The festival was the most fun and enriching music experience of my life,” junior Tori Stigile said. “Dr. Beeken, the guest conductor, did a marvelous job.”
Students have to wait until their sophomore year until they are eligible to audition but once they are, they are encouraged by their teachers and peers to take their skills to the next level.
By Aidan Nelson
Students in Red Lion displayed their works of art at the annual City Arts Gallery Art Show on Friday April 9th, which gave students the chance to display their pieces of art and Red Lion’s talent first hand.
“I think it’s pretty cool that Hopkins does this. It gives students the chance to show off their artwork that they work so hard on,” senior Carley Blanchard said.
One student, senior Miranda Beaver, is very proud of her clock painted with water colors entitled “Beginning to End” which now is currently hanging in the commons.
“I am my biggest critique, never feeling completely satisfied with my finished products. However, I am proud of the pieces that I create, and only wish to get better,” Miranda Beaver said.
Miranda entered four pieces into the show, one being her water color clock. She also entered two ceramic pieces that she has created along with a mosaic of the Red Lion Lion logo made out of just broken CD pieces.
She plans on attending Delaware University for Art Education in the Spring of 2017.
“Whether that be to elementary school kids or high schoolers. It does not matter to me, either would be awesome,” Miranda Beaver said.
Many other students entered their pieces into the show as well. Some of them include senior Hannah Kokta, junior Olivia Riggs, junior Eion McCleary, and junior Zayne Mummert.
“Art is something I will carry with me for the rest of my life,” -Miranda Beaver
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