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Nyssa singers take second place at state choir competition

Nyssa’s Select Choir members celebrate their No. 2 finish at the state competition, held in Corvallis. (Submitted photo)

Note: The date for Nyssa High School's Spring Choir Concert has been changed to this Wednesday, May 15. The concert starts at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at the school.

NYSSA – The Nyssa High School Select Choir placed second at the OSAA Choir State 3A Championships held recently at Oregon State University.

“The students were so excited to bring home a second-place trophy, as the choir has not been to the state competition in some years,” said Gretchen Longwell, Nyssa choir director. “The students have worked very hard this year, improving their vocal development skills and their sight-reading abilities. Most importantly, the choir functioned as a real team, working together to achieve this remarkable accomplishment . . .