NATS competition

Regan Wiseman

WAVERLY – Regan Wiseman, a sophomore at Waverly High School and student of Dr. Talea Bloch, competed on Friday at Kansas State University in the West Central Regional NATS against high school girls grades 9-12 from Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming.

NATS stands for National Association for Teachers of Singing and the competition is comprised of private voice students from high school through college. This year, 441 students registered to receive adjudication feedback and compete for awards.

Wiseman competed in two categories; classical music and musical theater. She advanced to the semifinal round in both categories and to the final round in musical theater. She placed second in musical theater for high school treble and is eligible to compete in the National NATS YouTube round in Musical Theater. The top 14 students selected in each category advance to semifinals and will travel to Knoxville, Tenn. in June for finals competition and awards.

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