Vocalists are, from left to right, first row – Madeline Stephenson, Anayeli Hernandez, Kaylee Aleman, Ashley Umbenhaur, Melanie Cupp, Hunter Perkins, Abigail Gray, Jordan Riley, Aubrey LeJeune and J’Ana Courtier. Second row, from left – John Paul Sulak, Bailey Frenzel, Elizabeth Johns, Patti Ibarra, Sydney Peet, Shelby Smith, Marcus Barlow, Declan Kendall and Makayla Kusek.

Saturday, Jan. 23, 19 Little Cypress Junior High varsity choir students attended the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) annual Solo and Ensemble Contest. Each student learned a solo which was then performed for a judge who gave each student written comments and a score. First Division Superior ratings were earned by 18 students and one Second Division Excellent rating was awarded to the LCJH Cub Choir members.

According to LCJH Choir Director Stephanie Teague, each judge at contest selects one student, among the many who perform for them at contest, who is named Outstanding Soloist. Ms. Teague was notified on Monday, that six of her students received this highest honor from their individual judges. Those students are Melanie Cupp, Anayeli Hernandez, Declan Kendall, Hunter Perkins, Shelby Smith and John Paul Sulak.