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First Lady announces winner for “Songs for West Virginia” contest

CHARLESTON – First Lady Cathy Justice announced today the winner of her Songs for West Virginia Show Choir Contest. Rave Revue, the Ravenswood High School Show Choir, has been selected as the grand prize winner. The First Lady invited all high school show choirs to compete by performing a song about West Virginia.

When First Lady Justice heard Rave Revue’s rendition of “My Home Among the Hills,” she said, “It makes me so proud to see such a wonderful group of young people use their talent to sing a song about the place I love. Singing is just one way that students can enrich their lives through the arts.”

Rave Revue will be awarded $500 as part of a partnership between the Office of the First Lady and the Department of Arts, Culture, and History. Curator of the Arts Randall Reid-Smith said that Ravenswood High School has a long-standing tradition of producing excellent show choirs, spanning some 40 years.

Rave Revue will be invited to perform their song for the Governor and First Lady on West Virginia Day, June 20th, at the Culture Center in Charleston.

On special holidays, the First Lady’s Student Artist Series hosts art projects for students that involve creativity and promote the importance of the arts within schools throughout West Virginia.

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