Lions' Digest

Singing Her Way to the Top

Katelyn+James+performing+at+Happy+Valley%E2%80%99s+Got+Talent+this+past+March.+She+performed+an+original+song+called+%E2%80%9CInvisible%E2%80%9D.+%E2%80%9CIt+went+very+well%2C%E2%80%9D+said+James.+Picture+Courtesy+of+HVGT.+%0A
Back to Article
Back to Article

Singing Her Way to the Top

Katelyn James performing at Happy Valley’s Got Talent this past March. She performed an original song called “Invisible”. “It went very well,” said James. Picture Courtesy of HVGT.

Katelyn James performing at Happy Valley’s Got Talent this past March. She performed an original song called “Invisible”. “It went very well,” said James. Picture Courtesy of HVGT.

Katelyn James performing at Happy Valley’s Got Talent this past March. She performed an original song called “Invisible”. “It went very well,” said James. Picture Courtesy of HVGT.

Katelyn James performing at Happy Valley’s Got Talent this past March. She performed an original song called “Invisible”. “It went very well,” said James. Picture Courtesy of HVGT.

Brighid Perkins, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Singing is her passion, but could it be more? Katelyn James has been dreaming of becoming a famous singer since she can remember. She is now a sophomore here at State High and takes part in three different choirs: State High Master Singers, Nittany Valley Children’s Choir’s Concordia, and Blue Choir. This past spring, James also participated in the Happy Valley’s Got Talent competition. James can be found performing at Otto’s Pub and Brewery in State College on Monday nights.

She has been singing since she was a little girl and her love for it just continues to grow. “There has never been a point in my life where I wouldn’t have even thought about entering a singing competition because I love singing so much,”  James said, “and I am very fortunate because I have never had stage fright.” Stage fright is a common hurdle that many people have to overcome, and yet James feels more comfortable on a stage than presenting in front of one of her classes. She says that the stage is a safe place for her.

Recently, Katelyn James has entered a music contest known as the 19th annual NSAI song contest. In this contest, anyone 13 years or older can enter as long as they are a legal resident of the fifty United States, (excluding Maryland, Colorado, and Connecticut), Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. The competition includes song and lyric categories, and prizes are awarded to a total of 23 winners. The grand prize is $5000 in cash and a mentoring session with some famous musicians. James has submitted one of her original songs for the contest. The results should be in by January.

“Music makes me feel like no other thing on earth. Words can’t even begin to describe my relationship with music,”  James said. Katelyn James is an aspiring, passionate music artist who is taking chances while putting herself out there for the world to see. Keep an eye on her, this contest could be the start of her singing career!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Brighid Perkins, Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Brighid Perkins. I am a sophomore at State High and this is my first year participating in journalism. Outside of school, I tend to spend most of my time at the barn with my horse, Mo. Last year I discovered that I really enjoy writing, as that had become my favorite part of English class and because of that, I decided to join journalism. It is my goal to strengthen my writing skills and branch out a little, hopefully, try some new techniques and styles with my writing.

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Singing Her Way to the Top

    A & E

    “Alexa, Play the Top Hits of 2018.”

  • Singing Her Way to the Top

    News

    Lemont Christmas Market

  • Singing Her Way to the Top

    News

    Boppin’ in a Winter Wonderland: The 2018 Winter Band Concert

  • Singing Her Way to the Top

    Features

    Pine Richland Rolls Over State College, 56-33

  • Singing Her Way to the Top

    News

    ‘Tis The Season, Yet Again

  • Features

    Saving the Earth One Day at a Time

  • News

    Behind the Scenes: Once Upon a Mattress

  • Showcase

    A Special Event for Some Very Special People

  • Features

    Auden Yurman: Fighting for our Future

  • Singing Her Way to the Top

    Showcase

    Hey, Batta Batta

Navigate Right
Student news from State College Area High School
Singing Her Way to the Top