February 11, 2011
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Bothell High’s Henniger sings her way to Carnegie Hall By Andy Nystrom email@example.com
Ranee Henniger says her daughter, Aly, is rarely home these days. The Bothell High junior spends much of her time either rehearsing to play Dorothy in the school’s upcoming spring musical, “The Wiz,” taking voice and piano lessons and performing with the school’s Madrigals Choir and The Mighty Imps improvisational comedy team. She’s a girl on the go, and that can soon be spelled in capital letters with an exclamation point tagged on when Aly heads to New York City next week to sing with a 200-youth honors choir at famed Carnegie Hall. “It’s a huge deal, there’s 200 kids who make it nationwide,” Aly said Tuesday morning before Sheri
Erickson’s choir class. “I love the sound of gigantic choirs — so (to be) in a choir that is gonna have really, really talented singers is such a great opportunity to be a part of. I’m really pumped for it.” Erickson nominated Aly for the Honors Performance Series and proudly told the choir students of her upcoming trip to the Big Apple on Tuesday. Aly received a notice in the mail about the honors choir, sent in an audition CD and five months later found out she was on board. Although she’s a first soprano in most of her choirs, Aly has a wide range and will sing first alto in New York. “(Erickson) told me that she really thought that I should try out, because she thought it was gonna be a good opportunity for me — so I went for it,” said a
grateful Aly about Erickson’s support. Leading up to the Feb. 19 Carnegie Hall performance, Aly’s been learning six pieces, including “Gloria” and “I Sing to Heaven,” all of which must be known fairly well before rehearsals begin. This won’t be Aly’s first trip to New York City, but it will definitely be much bigger than before, she said. According to Ranee, Aly visited Manhattan when she was 14, met up with a family friend, witnessed “The Little Mermaid” on Broadway and fell in love even more with the stage. “I’ve always actually wanted to be in New York — it’s always in my dreams,” said Aly, a Bothell High honors student who will soon mix some league slowpitch softball into her busy schedule. “I’m actu-
ally still really interested in going to school in New York. So being able to go back there and kind of get more of a feel for it again, not just touring it, but more living in that kind of scenario with other things planned (will be fun).” During the five-day trip, finalists will also learn from conductors Dr. Eph Ehly, Dr. Charles Peltz and Jeffrey Grogan. Aly started singing in grade school, and Ranee said, “she could get up in front of hundreds of people and sing her heart out, when she was 8.” “Her range is quite amazing,” mom continued, noting that she’s a double-threat on the entertainment scene. “Drama really brought her out of her ‘high-school shell,’ and has taught her how to be stronger on stage.” Next up, Carnegie Hall.
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Aly Henniger and her classmates warm up their voices at the start of their Bothell High choir class Tuesday morning. ANDY NYSTROM, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter
Ratliff heads to Germany in St. Olaf study program
Katherine Ratliff from Kenmore, a student at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., will pursue her academic studies at the University of Konstanz in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, for the spring semester through the Office of International and Off-Campus Studies at St. Olaf. In accordance with its mission statement to “enhance students’ global perspective by helping them encounter and understand changes confronting our world in a context of global community,” St. Olaf College has a deep tradition of study abroad programs.
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