The Sentinel-Record

High school choir brings home state awards

- JANELLE JESSEN Janelle Jessen may be reached at

SILOAM SPRINGS — Siloam Springs High School choirs brought home four state titles from the Arkansas Choral Director’s State Choir Competitio­n in March.

The Panther Singers were also selected to be the honor choir at the Arkansas AllState Conference of the 20212022 school year, according to Julianna Tufts, head choral director.

All five of the high school choirs submitted recordings for the regional competitio­n in March and received scores high enough to advance to the state competitio­n, Tufts said. Based on the sizes of the choirs, Siloam Springs High School competes with 6A schools across the state, she said.

Both the regional and state competitio­ns were held online and results for the state competitio­n were released last week, Tufts said. The high school’s treble choir won a best in class for treble choirs in the large chorus category; the chamber choir won best in class for soprano, alto, tenor and bass (SATB) choirs in the medium chorus category; and Panther Singers won best in class in the large SATB chorus category and best overall in the category, meaning they received the highest scores over any other 6A chorus, she said.

“Words cannot express how proud we are of our students and how proud we we are to be a member of the SSHS Panther family,” Tufts said.

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