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January 27, 2010

MIDDLEBURY NEWS: Local women sing with Goshen College choirs

Heidi Yaw and Allison Yoder, both with ties to the Middlebury community, participated in choral groups at Goshen College during the last semester.

Yaw, daughter of Darrell Yaw of Middlebury, sings soprano in the chorale and the Women’s World Music Choir. She is a freshman at the college and is majoring in music.

Yoder is the daughter of Kent and Gaye Yoder of Middlebury and sang soprano in the Chamber Choir and in the Women’s World Music Choir. She is a junior music major and graduated from Northridge High School in 2007.

Members of these choral groups had to audition to participate. The Chorale, which has 65 to 80 members in any given year, is directed by Assistant Professor of Music Scott Hochstetler.

The Chamber Choir is open for auditions by juniors and seniors and has a maximum of 30 members. It is directed by Professor of Music Debra Brubaker. Brubaker also directs the Women’s World Music Choir, which focuses on international cultures and celebrating the music of the world, as well as the role women take in the arts within those cultures.



Students achieve excellence

Four Middlebury residents were among more than 2,700 students who achieved both the dean’s list and the semester honors list during the last semester at Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne. Another four Middlebury students achieved the semester honors list.

On both the dean’s list and semester honors are Kyle Bachman, Kelsey Franks, Effie Miller and Lyndon Miller.

Those who achieved semester honors are Mackenzie Jarrett, Emily LaRue, Drew Marks and Rachel E. Miller.

Both groups carry at least six credits and at least a 3.5 grade-point average for the semester.



Hoosier Boys State

Middlebury American Legion Post 210 is accepting applications for the national American Legion’s 73rd session of its Hoosier Boys State Program. The program runs from June 12-19 and will be hosted by Trine University, Angola.

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