As a parent of a Brainerd High School swimmer I attend as many meets as I can. I have had the privilege of listening to one of the swimmers do an outstanding job at singing the national anthem. In an era where top stars often "butcher" the anthem, this singer performs with the elements of beauty and dignity. As a veteran I appreciate when the national anthem is sung well.
I commend this singer/swimmer for her many talents and wish her well in her academic, athletic, and musical careers. All of the Brainerd area benefits from her contributions. The Brainerd school should consider recording her performance for future use.
Scott Mike Thurlow
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