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Albion athlete sings national anthem before her home track meets

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 May 2019 at 11:32 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Hannah Brewer, a member of the Albion track and field team, sings the national anthem before Thursday’s home meet vs. Newfane. Brewer sang the anthem at all four home meets this spring. She is in the press box in this photo.

She started singing the national anthem this fall at soccer and football games, and then this winter for a wrestling meet. She sings from memory without the lyrics in front of her.

Albion has students in chorus or the select choir sing the anthem before many home athletic competitions. Brewer is unusual in singing the anthem and then going out to compete in the athletic competition.

“I just like singing a lot,” she said after doing the anthem on Thursday.

Brewer, a sophomore, has competed in the shotput and discus events for track and field since she was in eighth grade.

“I find I get pumped up after singing and I’m in the mood to go throw,” she said.

Brewer, 16, has been in the select choir the past two years as well as the school musicals.

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