THE CHOIR LETTER Choral letters are awarded not as a matter of course, but to recognize outstanding achievement. Students may letter only once. If a student has already lettered in academics, band, or athletics, a student may receive a choir pin.
To letter in choir, a student must be enrolled in a chorus class a minimum six out of the eight semesters in their high school career. ***Exceptions: Because students have only had the opportunity to participate in band and choir simultaneously their Freshman and Sophomore years since 2018, any Junior (class of 2021) or Senior (class of 2020) who is also a band student and fulfills three of the seven requirements may letter. Also, students who transferred into Heritage High School after the middle of their sophomore year may letter if three of the following seven requirements are met.
To receive the letter (or pin), the student must have completed successfully at least three of the following:
1. Been a member of the Heritage High Chorus for four years (eight blocks total, one block each semester), with an overall average of A. 2. Attended District VII Honor Choir, Georgia State University SingFest!, or Lee University Honor Choir (both days) four times. 3. Performed with distinction a solo in a choral concert. 4. Served with distinction as a choir officer, accompanist, or section leader. 5. Performed with distinction in the solo, quartet, or trio competition at the GHSA Literary Meet. 6. Been a participant in GMEA All-State Chorus. 7. Participated in Chamber Choir.
2015 - Logan Bennett, Lindsay Kalick, Kendall Lively, Grayson Parker, and Gavin Russell 2016 - Haleigh Bauldwin and Arlena Upton 2017 - Hailey Bilbra, Natalie Clark, Kyle Hullander, Logan Knight, and Brooklyn Pell 2018 - Tim Grayson, Kyleah Parr, and Rachel Smith 2019 - Eli Brown, Camryn Haney, Erin Lord, Owen Peterson, and Lillyann York 2020 - Alex Courtney, Heavynne Daniel, Hannah Doming, Zack Dowis, Elias Gentry, Olivia Greeson-Law, Zane Griffith, Kellie Johnson, Mallory Morris, and Alex Phothisane
OUTSTANDING CHORAL STUDENT AWARD A senior choir member is selected for this prestigious award, upon nominations by the choir, with final selection by the music faculty. The award is given for significant contributions to the choir as a whole, as well as individual achievement. To qualify, the senior must have been enrolled in chorus in the fall and spring semesters of their senior year.