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Hernando County school newsmakers for May 31

The Powell Middle School Choral Show Choir competes at Disney World under the direction David Pletincks. It won the “Silver Mickey” statue for placing second in the specialty choir category.

Courtesy of Debra Hagland

The Powell Middle School Choral Show Choir competes at Disney World under the direction David Pletincks. It won the “Silver Mickey” statue for placing second in the specialty choir category.

The Powell Middle School choral program has a new show choir this school year.

The musical theater class presented the musical Once on This Island, Jr. in February.

It had its first public performance as a show choir on the competition stage at Disney World recently, bringing home the "Silver Mickey" statue for taking second place in the specialty choir category, finishing just one point behind a choir from Miami.

The choreography was done by Powell's dance instructor, Serena Young. She taught the routine to a few students, who then taught it to the 34-member choir. Their musical selections included Somebody to Love by Queen, the Jackson 5's I Want You Back/ABC 123 and Rascal Flatts' Bless the Broken Road.

Said Powell's choral director, David Pletincks: "We really have some amazingly talented kids here at Powell, and this gives us another great way to showcase all of their talents and skills."

NATURE COAST CHILDREN'S CHORALE: The chorale is conducting auditions for its upcoming fifth season. Contact the children's chorale at to set up an audition.

The Nature Coast Children's Chorale is open to children in grades 4 to 12.

It is under the direction of David Pletincks, Powell Middle School choral director and chairman-elect for the Florida Vocal Association middle school choirs.

Hernando County school newsmakers for May 31 05/30/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 2:55pm]
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