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Friend de Coup takes top honor at Sloan, Iowa

The Mitchell High School Friend de Coup show choir took top honors at Westwood Community School's Jubilation Show Choir Invitational in Sloan, Iowa, over the weekend.

Members of Friend de Coup, Mitchell High School's show choir, perform over the weekend at Westwood Community School's Jubilation Show Choir Invitational in Sloan, Iowa. (Photo courtesy of Diane Kenkel)
Members of Friend de Coup, Mitchell High School's show choir, perform over the weekend at Westwood Community School's Jubilation Show Choir Invitational in Sloan, Iowa. (Photo courtesy of Diane Kenkel)

The Mitchell High School Friend de Coup show choir took top honors at Westwood Community School's Jubilation Show Choir Invitational in Sloan, Iowa, over the weekend.

To start, Friend de Coup received the top overall score in the preliminary round, edging out Sioux City East and claiming first place in the 3A division. In finals, the group won best choreography and was named Grand Champion of the 16th-annual event.

Seniors Andy Klingaman and Adele Kenkel were named outstanding performers and were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Morningside College.

Friend de Coup will next perform Saturday at the Mitchell Show Choir Classic, with 18 groups competing at the Corn Palace. The day will also feature exhibition performances from John Paul II's Joyful Noise, The Mitchell Area Children's Choir, L.B. Williams Show Choir and Friend de Coup.

Tickets will be sold at the door on the day of the event. For more information, contact MHS Vocal Director Chris Miller at the high school at (605) 995-3034.

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