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).