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Spring Hill Christian Academy students going to fine arts competition

SPRING HILL — Spring Hill Christian Academy high school students are headed to Jacksonville for the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools fine arts competition in March. Thirty-four students will compete in music, art, drama, academic and science fair categories.

"This is the second year doing it," said principal Michael Willis. "Hopefully, the second of many."

Music director Dianna Prichard and art director Jenny Lopez will accompany the students.

"Last year they got a lot of experience seeing the other students compete," Prichard said. The event helps them build self-esteem and gives them a goal to work toward, she said.

Sophomore Danielle Byrd, 16, is going for the second time. She competed in black and white photography last year and placed third. She'll be in the same category this time.

She would like to be a professional photographer some day and hopes to attend the University of South Florida. She appreciates what the event offers. "I think it gives you experience in competing," she said.

Senior Michael Garcia, 17, is also returning for a second time. Last year, he was in the choir, which placed fourth. This year he will compete in choir, male vocal solo, mixed ensemble and calligraphy.

"It's my last year," he said, adding that he wants to enjoy it and make the best of it. Michael plans to attend Southeastern University in Lakeland to study pre medicine biology.

Art director Lopez said the competition helps students develop talents and abilities they don't even know they have "until they're given the opportunity to compete and compare."

She said she had to persuade them to go last year. This year, they can't wait.

Spring Hill Christian Academy students going to fine arts competition 02/17/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 7:26pm]
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