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McKeithan earns chorus honor

Nansemond River High School Principal Thomas McLemore presents Rodney McKeithan with his All-Virginia Certification and Medal at the school.

Nansemond River High School Principal Thomas McLemore presents Rodney McKeithan with his All-Virginia Certification and Medal at the school.

Rodney McKeithan Jr., a senior at Nansemond River High School, has been selected for the Virginia Choral Directors Association All-Virginia Chorus.

McKeithan qualified for auditions after having made the Virginia Choral Directors Association’s District IV Chorus for the fourth year in a row for his vocal skills. This is the second year in a row he has made All-Virginia Chorus, a first for Nansemond River.

McKeithan, a tenor, performed with the All-Virginia Chorus at the Sandler Center for Performing Arts in Virginia Beach on April 30. He is the son of Rodney and Mary McKeithan of Suffolk.

The school also had two first alternates named to the All-Virginia Chorus, as well. Lauryn McNeal was named alternate for Alto II, and Andrew Halmrast was named alternate for Tenor I.

All three students honored are directed by Joleen Neighbours and are members of NRHS’s select choir, “High Fidelity.”