Meridian Star


February 19, 2014

Poplar Springs students selected for statewide choir

MERIDIAN — Special to The Star


    Three fifth grade students from Poplar Springs Elementary have been selected to participate in the Mississippi Music Educators Association (MMEA) Elementary Honor Choir. The students, under the direction of Poplar Springs Music Teacher Dr. Lorrie Stringer, are Callie McMurrin, Summer Stennis, and Kelsey Wilson.

    The choir will perform during the MMEA convention which will be held April 3-5 at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. The choir will consist of about 170 fifth and sixth graders from across the state.

    All state Honor Choir participants were required to audition in September at one of three audition sites held across the state. The panel of three adjudicators rated the singers on memory of words, tonal memory, intonation, accuracy of pitch and rhythm, vocal quality, musicality, diction and posture.

    During the MMEA conference in April, Honor Choir participants will be involved in many rehearsals with a seasoned choral conductor. The choir will perform a concert on Saturday morning, April 5, in Bennett Auditorium at the University of Southern Mississippi.  

    Callie McMurrin is the daughter of Matthew and Tricia McMurrin.  She is a member of PANDAmonium, the fifth grade select choir, at Poplar Springs Elementary.  She is an active member of First Presbyterian Church, where she enjoys playing hand chimes and participating in state-wide Bible Drill competitions.      She also enjoys playing piano, and she is enrolled in piano lessons. Her family moved to Meridian after serving as missionaries in Kiev, Ukraine. In addition to her interests in music and Bible drill, Callie also enjoys math and art.

    Summer Stennis is the daughter of Terry and Monica Stennis. She is a member of PANDAmonium at Poplar Springs. In addition, she is a member of the gifted program EXPLORE, and she is one of the news anchors for WPSE, the school’s television station.

    She also serves as a student council member at Poplar Springs. Summer is a member of New Jerusalem Church in Shuqualak where she enjoys singing in the choir.

    Kelsey Wilson is the daughter of Lenzzey McDade and Dwyla Wilson. She is a member of PANDAmonium, and she is an honor roll student at Poplar Springs.  She is also a member of   Cornerstone United Methodist Church where she serves as an acolyte and praise dancer.  

    Kelsey also enjoys serving as a helper at her church for the senior adult members.

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