A trio of vocalists has been chosen to perform the National Anthem ahead of the 3A State Championship Basketball game. Morgan Wickman, daughter of Jamie and Kari Wickman, Ethan Villa, the son of Glenn and Enerva Villa, and Anna Blader, the daughter of Kevin and Susan Blader were chosen by a panel of judges to perform.
Submissions were taken by the Iowa High School Music Association. Those recordings of the Star-Spangled Banner were judged and rated by an anonymous panel. There were 62 submissions made from schools across Iowa and 27 solos or groups were accepted.
The members of this group have been in the news numerous times this school year. Morgan and Anna were leading in the fall musical. Ethan and Morgan were voted Homecoming King and Queen. All three singers were chosen for the Iowa All-State Chorus this year. It is no surprise that they were chosen to represent Winterset in a highly viewed public performance.
The 3A Boys Basketball Championship is set to begin at 5:00 PM on Friday, March 12th. You can watch live on KDSM, which will be covering the State Basketball Tournament. You can also watch online at the Iowa High School Sports Network. Their website is: https://www.ihssn.com/live
Written by: Jon Barrett