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Spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held Thursday, April 18 at the high school

COURTESY PHOTO: GRESHAM HIGH SCHOOL - Gresham High School solo singers swept first pace awards at a regional competition and will perform in the state contest. The Gresham High School choirs will sing with your supper at a Spaghetti Sing fundraising dinner and auction Thursday.

The choirs' dinner, auction and performances will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Gresham High School Cafeteria, 1200 N. Main Ave. The dinner costs $8 for adults, $5 for ages 12 and younger and is free for ages 3 and younger.

The funds raised will help pay for sheet music, guest conductors, supplies and fees to enter choral festivals.

"We do need new robes," said Janine Kirsten, the school's choral director.

The Gresham High Concert Choir is among the best in the state. It won first place and swept up many solo awards at a recent regional competition and will be going to the state championships. Gresham High soloists also soared in regional competition and they also will compete at the state level.

The Gresham High School Concert Choir earned first place at the Mt. Hood Conference League Competition at Clackamas High School on Tuesday, April 9. The singers automatically qualify for the Oregon School Activities Association State Choir Championships to be held Wednesday, May 1, at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

The Gophers swept all of the first place berths in the vocal category and many of the other top spots at the district solo competition. The solo students will be performing at the OSAA State Solo Championships at Pacific University on Saturday, April 27.

Tess Wix, took first place in regionals for soprano voice. Second place was Savannah Springer.

In the mezzo soprano classification, Kayle Berlinger earned first place, Ashley Harris got second place, and Chloe Hallberg earned third in the district competition.

The altos also did well with Camille Baptista earning first, Caitlyn Carnahan earning second and Abbie Soulagnet singing her way to third.

Tenor Andrew Walton earned first place. Troy Chiiock won first among baritones, with third place going to Adam Carsner.

Brodie Joseph took first place in bass and third place went to Colton Juilfs in the district competition.

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