Students perform ‘sing-a-grams’ for fundraiser


Some local high school students are making money through music.

“We go out in the community or in school and we sing songs to people as a special message for them,” said Taylor Markle, an 11th grader at Ashdown High School. 

It’s called a “sing-a-gram” and choir students are now taking requests to surprise someone in town with a special serenade. 

Their first public performance was this morning for Little River County Judge Mike Cranford. 

“These young people did an amazing job today and I was quite caught off guard and surprised by it,” said Cranford.

He said their song selections hit close to home. 
“Being in public service, the song about titanium, you know, sometimes you’ve got to have thick skin and it resonated well with me,” he said. 
The students are raising money for their choir program by doing something they all love to do – raise their voices in song. 
“I would encourage anyone to contact the Ashdown High School to pay this forward to someone else because it’s a great, great program,” said Cranford. 
“All of us here like to sing, and it’s fun to be able to sing for other people and let other people hear what we can do,” said Markle.
Right now the students are only taking requests for performances within Ashdown city limits, but eventually they hope to take their show on the road. 
You can send someone special a sing-a-gram for $10. The request form is available at the high school.

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