Choir honors

Ridgeland High School’s choirs returned home from the WorldStrides Nashville Heritage with awards including Concert Choir - Gold Rating, first place 2A Concert Choir; Women’s Choir - Gold Rating, first place 2A Women’s Choir, and Adjudicator’s Award (average of 95 or higher); Men’s Choir - Silver Rating, first place, Men’s Choir; Singers - Gold Rated Chamber Choir, and Adjudicator’s Award (average of 95 or higher); Women’s Choir, Singers and Concert Choir received invitations to the Elite Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2020. RHS senior Candice Bruce (left) received a Maestro Award for a solo. Senior Ricky Marcellus (right) received the Ovation Award.

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Obituaries

Ruby Mona Tharpe McLemore, 88, died at home surrounded by family on July 10, 2019.

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