Gross, Bernhardt, Jenson receive top choral awards at PHS 

Joel Stottrup / Union-Eagle Michael Gross, Hannah Bernhardt and Hannah Jenson, recipients of this year’s big three choral awards at Princeton High School.

Joel Stottrup / Union-Eagle
Michael Gross, Hannah Bernhardt and Hannah Jenson, recipients of this year’s big three choral awards at Princeton High School.

Michael Gross, Hannah Bernhardt and Hannah Jenson have received this year’s top three choral awards given at Princeton High School to seniors in the choral program.

PHS choral director Mark Potvin announced the honors during the school’s spring choral concert May 19.

The Arion Award, which is sponsored by the Lions Club and includes a $750 scholarship, went to Gross. He has been in band and choir since the sixth grade and was in this school year’s all-state high school men’s choir. He has also been a member of the PHS mixed choir, concert choir, chamber singers, a coed ensemble called Alba Coro and a men’s ensemble called Raise the Root. Gross plans to go on a two-year mission trip after he graduates. He plans to attend Luther College, with a goal of becoming a choir director.

The two choral directors awards went to Hannah Bernhardt and Hannah Jenson. Bernhardt has been in choir since the fourth grade. She participated in mixed choir, Vive Voce and Be Bop Con Brio at PHS, and was named to the Mississippi 8 Conference Choir. She plans to attend the University of Minnesota and major in English.

Jensen also has been in choir since the fourth grade. She has the distinction of having been in every choral ensemble at PHS, as well as having been in every one of the drama and musical productions at PHS. Her post-graduation plans are to attend Bemidji State University and major in elementary music education.

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