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For the first in time in Archuleta School District history, two siblings made it to the state level in choral competition in the same year. Anika Thomas, a senior, made it for the second year in a row to the Colorado All State Choir in Denver. She went through the strenuous audition process competing against over 2,000 of the top junior and senior vocalists in the state. The high school festival took place the first weekend of February with over 500 students performing in the prestigious Buell Theatre in downtown Denver.

Anika’s younger brother, Kaeden Thomas, an eighth-grader in Pagosa Family School, auditioned for the first time in Pagosa school history in the Middle School All State Choir. Kaeden Thomas had to also go through a tough audition process. After making the cut, he had the privilege of performing with hundreds of students at the Buell Theatre the first weekend of March.