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Annie Herzog wins state vocal competition, Alex Thompson places second in sax

North Kitsap High School singer Annie Herzog took first place in the solo mezzo soprano division at the Washington Music Educators Association’s State Solo and Ensemble Contest April 24 in Ellensburg. Herzog, a junior, is the first female soloist from North Kitsap to win the state contest.

North Kitsap’s Alex Thompson placed second in the tenor saxophone category at the competition. It is the third time he has placed in the top three at the state contest.

A total of 22 musicians and vocalists from North Kitsap High participated in the state contest, held at Central Washington University.

“I was impressed by all of the students from North Kitsap ... because they were confident, well-rehearsed, and gave solid musical performances,” North Kitsap choir teacher Sylvia Cauter said.

High schools host taco feed

The North Kitsap and Kingston high school seniors will host a taco feed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m Saturday, May 1 at Central Market in Poulsbo. The event is a fundraiser for the two schools’ Grad Night celebrations. Grad Night is a drug- and alcohol-free event sponsored by parents and taking place after each school’s graduation.

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