• Ja'Niyah Jackson

Chorus members perform National Anthem at Braves game

On Friday, April 22, the Cairo High School Chorus, along with the Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club of Grady County, performed the National Anthem at Truist Park in Atlanta before the Braves' game versus the Miami Marlins. Students were able to perform on the diamond.

The trip was organized by Ms. Erikka Edwards, Director of Choral Activities, and Mr. Frances, the head of the Boys and Girls Club.

In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier that not only changed baseball, but changed the culture and society of America itself.

Jackie Robinson was not only a great baseball player, he was a great man who had enormous amounts of courage and pride. He took verbal beatings whenever he traveled with the Dodgers.

"I am grateful for the board members of the Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club for allowing Cairo High School Chorus the incredible opportunity to perform on a national platform and to be a part of history," Ms. Edwards said.

On the way to Atlanta, we stopped in Perry, Ga., and got lunch at BUC-EE'S. BUC-EE'S is a gas station, shopping center, food place, and they also make cakes, and sweet treats.

This was a very fun and exciting trip and I would enjoy going again, it feels great to be on national TV. We also did an great job while we sung the National Anthem.