SHS Student Selected as Carnegie Finalist

2016-11-02-15-18-04Senior Abigail Vegkley was recently notified that she has been accepted as a Finalist for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. The Selection Board reviewed her application and chose her to be a representative of the “finest high school performers internationally” by performing at Carnegie Hall. This elite group is selected for their talent, dedication, and achievements. Recognition as a Finalist is the first step toward performing first alto with the Honors Concert Choir at Carnegie Hall under the direction of renowned conductor Dr. Edith Copley.

Senior Abigail Vegkley started the long application process preparing for the chance of a lifetime…to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall. She submitted a professional recording of several Class 1 Solos over the summer and was selected as a Finalist to perform in February 2017 in New York City! Miss Vegkley is a senior in our Sinton HS Pirate Chorale, President of the Choir, Historian in the Student Council, Ranked top 10 in her Senior Class, participates in the UIL Literary Criticism, and serves our local 4H Chapter as a Council Delegate. She is also a member of the NHS, member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, and ranked 3rd in this year’s Region 14 TMEA HS Vocal DIstrict Auditions. Outside of school, she teaches Pre-K to 3rd Grade and High School Youth in her church. In addition, Abigail Vegkley was also accepted and given scholarships to 3 Universities. She has decided to pursue a career in English Education with a Minor in Music as Texas A & M University in Corpus Christi, Tx! Congratulations Abigail Vegkley!