Liberty High School singers nominated for Diamond Award
February 6, 2014
By Imelda Dulcich
The Liberty High School volunteer choir that performed at A Very Newcastle Christmas, the first-ever Newcastle community Christmas tree lighting event at Newcastle Fruit & Produce, has been nominated for a 2014 Diamond Award.
Gabby Smith, Leah Jackman, Taylor Santos, Hailey Gumm, Sarah Edmonds, Courtney Santos, Jason Jarmin, Katy Orr, Cassi Cox, Jaylen Jackman, Colby McFarland-Knutson and Hannah Edmonds all took time out of their holiday season to make the event special.
This group of Liberty High School students volunteered to sing at the event. Their choir teacher, Robin Wood, was out of town on the date of the event, but she asked a group of Liberty students if they would like to participate and sing.
What a joy this group was! They showed up early to the event, asked questions as to what was expected of them for the evening and then followed with a program of holiday songs.
They brought jingle bells and were prepared to delight the crowd. Their attitude, happiness and maturity shined through.
Many event guests commented on what a great group they were. We especially liked the way they interacted with small children. The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce board nominates them for being a great reminder to appreciate the teens we have in our community.
What to know
The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce handed out its awards for community excellence in November, but it’s never too early to start looking toward the 2014 event.
The chamber is already collecting nominations for its 2014 Diamond Awards. Do you know someone in the Newcastle community who makes a difference? Nominate him or her for an award at www.newcastle-chamber.org/newcastle-chamber-of-commerce-diamond-awards.
Newcastle Diamond Awards 2014
Nomination for Youth: Liberty High School singers
The Newcastle Diamond Award Youth category: A greater Newcastle-area youth or group of youths who demonstrate exceptional service and dedication to the local community