Randolph-Macon Academy senior Jingwen “Alice” Gong from Beijing, China, has earned a spot on the All-Virginia (a.k.a. All-State) Chorus, an elite group comprised of some of the top high school singers from all parts of Virginia.
“Alice is only the second student from R-MA to make it into this prestigious group,” said R-MA Chorus Director Michael DeMato. (The first was Margot Cramer of Winchester, in 2013.) DeMato wasn’t surprised by Gong’s success, since she had scored first out of all soprano 1’s during the regional competition back in November 2015.
The All-Virginia Chorus Concert will be on Saturday, April 30, in Virginia Beach.
Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA), founded in 1892, is a college-preparatory, coeducational day and boarding school for students in grades 6 through 12. Students in grades 9-12 participate in R-MA’s 91st Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and have the option to participate in a flight program. R-MA is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is located in Front Royal, VA.