IRMO, SC - 18 students from Lexington-Richland School District Five have been selected for the South Carolina All State Choir for their performances at the SC All State Choir Auditions held on November 3-4 and 7-8. The students will attend the SC All State Choir weekend held at Winthrop University on March 2-4.
Chapin High School had seven students selected including: Jasper Aiken, Will Cosper, Jesse Kaiser, Joshua LeClerg, Kiersten McCoy, Erin Seigfried and Forrest Walker. Dutch Fork High had four students selected including: Rachel Hawkins, Jake Lopiccolo, Jay Smith and Candis Sowell. Irmo High School had seven students selected including: Andelique Cebey, Deja Fields, D’Angelo Hair, Taisha Holmes, Anthony Lawrence, Michael Ntwa and Emily Shapoval.
This marks the first time in over a decade that all three choral programs from Chapin High, Dutch Fork High and Irmo High will have students present at the SC All Choir weekend. Chapin High School choral director Nicholas Shumate was extremely impressed with how well the district was represented saying, “The All State Choir audition is something that is very tough and nerve racking for anyone who auditions. It is meant to not only test a student’s knowledge and skill level, but also determine how well they can perform under pressure. I am incredibly proud of these students and their accomplishments!”