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  • Waitsburg's Spring Recital highlights student performances and growth

    Michael Kiefel, The Times|Jun 15, 2023

    WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School’s Spring recital once again had the bounce and verve of Mrs. J’s direction. The K-5 students used the whole gym to move around with sweeping gestures, full voices, and lively dancing. They pulled all the stops out on lively pieces like “Boogy Woogy Boy of Company B” and “Ragtime Cowboy Joe” and sensitive pieces like Paul McCartney’s “Blackbird.” The audience couldn’t help but laugh and clap at the joy of it all. Principal Pickel acknowledged the students’ improved confidence and musical prowess (thanks to Mrs....