A Kahlotus teen represented Washington on the national stage Thursday.
Bree Jennings, an 18-year-old senior at Kahlotus High took the main stage at Conseco Field House, a large arena in Indianapolis, Ind., during the national convention of Future Farmers of America.
She sang Stuck Like Glue, a song by best-selling country-pop act Sugarland, as part of a FFA talent show for which she qualified by beating out other singers at the state and national level, said Caitlin Coulsey, her FFA adviser and ag teacher.
Students and parents crowded into the Kahlotus cafeteria just past noon to watch an online broadcast of her performance.
"Everybody started clapping and screaming," Coulsey said. "When a little girl on national television says she's from Kahlotus, it's pretty special."
Jennings is very active in FFA, rides horses and plays volleyball on the school team, said Coulsey, who's also the volleyball coach.
The teen began singing in earnest just two years ago, when she started taking voice lessons.
She is expected to perform five times at the nationals this week. By Saturday night, she will find out how she stacked up against the other performers.
Watch performances from the convention at schooltube.com/user/ffalive.