On Thursday, Jan. 31, students from Lord Botetourt and James River high schools joined with several other regional school choirs as part of a benefit concert to help raise funds for the organization Global Camps Africa.
The event took place at Jefferson Forest High School and featured choir performances of the following schools: Lucy Addison, James Madison and Woodrow Wilson middle schools, as well as Jefferson Forest, Tunstall, Bassett, James River, Lord Botetourt, Northside, Roanoke Valley Christian, Patrick Henry, and Staunton River high schools. The program concluded with a performance by Treble Tapestry under the direction of Jane Montgomery.
Botetourt students who performed were (left to right): Rebekah Brummett, Alyssa Murray, Morgan Rakes, Hannah Austin, Tiffany Brandt, Carey Jones, Rachael Cahoon, Page Terry, Kaitlyn Dodson, Abby Farnsworth, Christian Ramos, Mary-Grace Sawyer, Arianna Hall, Katie-Lee Melvin, Mr. Joel Bremner, Clyde Thompson, Max Cassell, Samantha Wilson, Katrina Weirup, Megan Kingery, Kaelin Alexander, Bethany Tarbutton, Serita Bingaman and Drew Alvarado.
– Submitted by Joel Bremner, Botetourt County Public Schools