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Switzerland of Ohio Local School District recognizes talented River High School student

T-L Photo/CARRI GRAHAM Chloe Tucker, a senior at River High School, sings “She Used to Be Mine” during Thursday’s Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Board of Education meeting. Tucker was recognized by the board for her accomplishments of winning Monroe Has Talent and other singing competitions in recent months.

WOODSFIELD — Chloe Tucker, a senior at River High School, was recognized by the board of education for her recent accomplishments involving her singing abilities.

On Thursday evening, the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Board of Education took a few minutes to recognize Tucker for winning numerous local singing competitions, along with other achievements.

Not only has Tucker taken home first place in the Monroe Has Talent competition, she also won first place in the Monroe Has Talent Youth Edition 2021, was runner-up in the Barnesville Pumpkin Pageant, was cast as Gabriella in the high school musical in 2020, and is vice president of the Friendship Alliance Club, River High School Principal Ed Trifonoff said.

“Monroe Has Talent is a talent show that took place in the Monroe Theatre in Woodsfield, Ohio.

There were 14 contestants in various age ranges, and Chloe was among the youngest of the contestants. She began singing ‘Gimme, Gimme’ from the 2002 musical ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie,’ earning her the golden buzzer and sending her straight to the finals,” he said.

In the final round of the talent show, Tucker sang “She Used to Be Mine” from the 2016 musical “Waitress,” which earned her first place. For winning the show, she was awarded a recording session, $500, and has been featured in multiple concert performances at the theater.

After introducing Tucker to the board and those in attendance, she performed the song that helped her secure first place in the competition. Attendees gave her a standing ovation following the performance. Board President Ron Winkler then presented her with a certificate of recognition on behalf of the school board.

“It’s great we have talent like that and we can recognize it. We want to recognize these talented students like we used to,” he said. “There’s a lot of hidden talent in our district.”

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