Culleoka COURIER

February 7, 2011 a celebration was held in the main gym at Culleoka High School. This celebration was to honor the seniors that are on the basketball and cheerleading teams. Four were honored this night.

I will start with the cheering squad. Karalea Hord, the only senior this year is the daughter of Keith and Jegetta Hord. Karalea has been involved in many activities at school including; cheerleading 4 years, volleyball 7 years, softball 5 years, DECA & BETA 4 years, Pep Club 9 years, and Spanish club for 2 years.

Next was the High School Girls Basketball, they also had only one senior. Kayla Kizer is the daughter of Kevin and Becky Kizer. She also has many extra-curricular; DECA, Student Council, Key Club, FBLA President, Spanish Club Secretary, Yearbook Editor, BETA Club Secretary, Basketball Captain and Volleyball Captain.

Last was the High School Boys Basketball. This team has two seniors. The first is Josh Goldman, parents Ricky and Sheila Goldman and his extra-curricular. He has been involved in many activities including 4 years of Ag., FFA for 4 years, and basketball for 6 years. A team mate of Josh is Larry Troyer. His parents are Larry and Nancy Troyer, he is also a senior this year. His activities include; basketball 4 years, baseball 2 years, DECA 4 years, Pep Club 4 years, Spanish Club 3 years, FFA and HOSA 1 year.

Each of these seniors thanked family, friends, teachers and coaches.

Later that week my husband, Jay, took me to the 1st Annual Sweet and Song preformed by the Culleoka Chorus. The performance was for two nights and we attend on the last night. It was a valentine celebration.

The night started out with Kim Sutton introducing the different groups that were to perform this night. A special soloist, Logan Blade, a 2010 graduate of Culleoka High School sang a couple of song that were truly inspiring.

The groups performing were Showdown, the middle school chorus, NXS, the high school chorus, Biscuits, made up of high school boys, Kalliope, made up of high school girls, and the last group is called Cupcakes made up of middle school girls. Michael Shouse of Shouse Lumber in Columbia videos each performance and sells them for $10, donating his time and all materials.

At the intermission everyone was treated to desserts and punch provided by parents and volunteers. All types of desserts were served with the punch. There were many friends and neighbors present.

You may wonder why the Culleoka Chorus’ needs to raise money. It is because each group is going to a competition this spring. The middle school group Showdown is going to Atlanta, Georgia on April 30. The NXS will be competing in Chicago, Illinois on March 25 – 27. A total of $20,000 needs to be raised.

A group has formed called the Culleoka Community for Performing Arts, Inc. This group is comprised of individuals wanting to help raise money for the Fine Arts in the Culleoka Area. They are in the process of getting the non-profit status. The next meeting will be at Myners Community center on March 1 at 6:30 pm. All are welcomed to attend. A Hamburger and hotdog supper will be on April 15th. Donations from local businesses and individuals are being taken for a benefit auction to take place on this date. To find out more about this group and how to help raise money go to or come and visit us on our facebook page at Culleoka Community for Performing Arts Inc.

Coming soon is the performance of Charlie Brown. It will be held on May 11- 12. You can get advanced ticket by calling 987-2511, ext. 4250.

Come out and support these students!

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By Sherry Creps