Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tess Performs National Anthem at Nordic Skiing State Championship

Tess, a member of the Mohawk Select Chorus, was honored to sing the Star Spangled Banner before the start of the Boys MIAA State Championship Nordic Skiing race at the Notchview Reservation in Windsor MA on February 11, 2014.

Tess sings the National Anthem

It was a cold and breezy day, with the temperature at about 18 degrees F at noon when she sang. The race director (standing beside Tess in the photo above) commented before Tess sang that if you've never heard her sing before, you are in for a treat. He was right!

Competitors and spectators view the flag

Following the singing of the National Anthem the boys race began. The girls teams had raced earlier in the morning, starting at 10:30 am.

The first wave of boys racers await the START command!

For you Mohawk sports fans keeping score at home, the Mohawk Girls team finished 10th out of 17 teams and the Mohawk Boys finished 8th out of 17 teams. Congratulations to all of Mohawk's skiers for a gutsy performance on a cold and windy day!

The orange cone marks Mohawk's lane at the red starting line of the race course.
The OPEN flag flaps in the wind.
Race Course map