Pops Concert helps graduates with scholarship money


Joel Huntebrinker

Senior choir students sing the last song together at the Pops Scholarship Concert. The event raised approximately $2,000 for the choir's scholarship fund.

Story by Joel Huntebrinker, Editor/Reporter

On May 3 the senior choir students hosted the Pop’s Scholarship Concert. The theme, “Fortchella,” tied in with the prom theme “Promchella.”

Senior Megan Lyon feared the concert wouldn’t be successful but knew they would pull through.

“We all thought it was gonna suck but somehow we always pull through and it’s always really fun,” Lyon said.

Tickets were $8 for adults and $6 for students and children. The concert raised approximately $2,000 that night with more contributions coming in according Choir Director Ms. Julie Ammons. Lyon liked seeing new people and hearing their compliments about the concert.

“I like meeting with people I may or may not necessarily know and they’ll say ‘ah you all did a really great job’ or ‘this was really good this was my favorite part,’” Lyon said. “I like seeing how happy it makes other people.”

This is Ms. Ammons’ seventh year helping seniors with the concert. She was proud of the choir students’ effort.

“It takes a lot of people doing a lot of different things that they’re not used to,” Ms. Ammons said. “I’m really proud of the fact that they put so much work and effort into those things.”

Proceeds from the concert went to a scholarship fund and there was a silent auction for Aspen Deke. Senior Josie Boutte felt the concert was a fitting end.

“It was fun to come back together for one last time,” Boutte said. “We all put a lot of hard work into the concert so it was good to see it pay off.”

Anyone interested in donating to the Pops Concert Scholarship fund may still do so. Contact Ms. Julie Ammons at [email protected] for more information.