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Kentucky State Concert Choir Performs in Staunton

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The Kentucky State University concert choir has been touring in the spring for 50 years, showcasing talent and offering kids music scholarships, but Monday was the first time they've stopped in the valley.

The choir performed Monday morning at Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton for students from throughout the Shenandoah Valley and Charlottesville. Then two students auditioned for two full music scholarships announced at Monday night's free concert.

The event organizer, Kenneth Venable, says it's about bringing the university to the kids.

"I see a need here at Robert E. Lee for kids to see the light on higher education. It still takes higher education in today's market. And we want to make sure we open up all the doors so they have a lot of choices," Venable said.

Unfortunately the two students chosen didn't qualify for the scholarships.

Reported by Tara Todd.

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