MAKING THEIR VOICES HEARD

Students that competed in the Chad Williamson musical competiton

Fourteen SRU student vocalists competed for the Chad Williamson Memorial Vocal Scholarship at the 26th annual competition Nov. 4 at Swope Music Hall. The scholarship, which provides tuition support to three students, honors the late Chad Williamson. Williamson, a Slippery Rock Area High School graduate, planned to study music at SRU but was killed in a traffic accident prior to his freshman year. Karen Legato, a 1991 SRU communication graduate and former SRU employee, and the late Fred Williamson, started the scholarship in 1992. From left: Hannah Floyd, a junior music therapy and voice performance major from Sheffield Village, Ohio (honorable mention); Chase Upchurch, a senior music education major from Titusville (honorable mention); Daniel Sedor-Franzak, a sophomore recreational therapy major from Bethel Park (honorable mention); Austin Cornelius, a junior music education major from Industry (third place); Maria Veltre, a junior music therapy major from Pittsburgh (second place); and Alaina Stroud, a senior music therapy and music education major from Hopewell Township (first place).