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Sligo Students Sing at NBA Game
Story by Yolande Melbourne
Imagine that you are in the middle of preparations for an upcoming choir festival when your teacher, Joya Follete, gets a phone call that causes her to scream and get really excited. She then announces that you will be singing the national anthem at the Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic game on April 10.
How cool is that? Well, for the 30-plus members of the Takoma Park, Md.-based Sligo Adventist School, Middle School Choir, it was not a dream, but a reality. According to students Jair Johnson and Corey Fitzgerald, “It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will be remembered forever.” Krissia Funes and Kayla Green admitted to being nervous yet enjoying the experience and all it represented. Malik George announced, “I can tell my kids I sang on national television.” Sixth-grader Erminie Cajou reflected, “I am glad my school got to represent Jesus by sharing our song at the game.”
To cap off the experience, the Wizards pulled off a 93-85 upset win for their fans. Follette was heard telling her students, “Being on the court with you was an extremely proud moment for me. It shows, that hard work, even in a short time period, does pay off!”
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