Michelle Pickard, a Brownwood High School graduate who will attend Dallas Baptist University in the fall, received "Outstanding Performer" at State Solo and Ensemble for voice. She received the medal pictured as well as the following letter:
"On behalf of the University Interscholastic League please allow me to congratulate you for being selected as an Outstanding Performer at the 2011 Texas State Solo-Ensemble Vocal Solo Contest. Of the approximately 90,000 students participating in the regional UIL music contests and the 24,000 musicians who performed at TSSEC, only 256 students earned the distinguished honor of being recognized as an Outstanding Performer."
Choir director Patricia Garrett said, "We couldn't be prouder of her achievement. She is a talented young lady who communicates the music beautifully when she sings."