WHS hosts Star Power

The Expressions of Buffalo Grove High School from Buffalo Grove, Ill., was the big winner at the 2014 Star Power Lake Waconia Invitational show choir competition held at Waconia High School on Saturday, Feb. 15.
The Expressions was named Grand Champion in the Open Class, which featured 11 choirs. The Expressions also earned the titles of Best Vocal Ensemble and Best Visual Ensemble, received the Outstanding Male Soloist in a Show Award (Brian McCallister) and received the People’s Choice Award.
The other top choirs in the Open Class were Rhythm In Gold of Bloomington Kennedy High School (First Runner Up, Best Stage Crew), Vocalmotive of Bemidji High School (Second Runner Up), Visual Adrenaline of Ankeny High School in Ankeny, Iowa (Third Runner Up), Jefferson Connection of Bloomington Jefferson High School (Fourth Runner Up, Best Band) and Impulse of Wahlert High School of Dubuque, Iowa (Fifth Runner Up).
The Outstanding Female Soloist in a Show Award went to Emma Negrete of Dimensions, which hails from Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa.
In Class A, the East Side Swingers from Bloomington Kennedy were the champions, followed by Jefferson Jive from Blooming Jefferson (First Runner Up) and La Voce Ballo from Bemidji.
Each of Waconia’s five show choirs performed in the exhibition class.