Newcastle singer joins elite company

June 4, 2013

Newcastle singer Jaylyn Andrus performs at the 2012 Jack and Jill Honoree Ball, which celebrates local high school students’ accomplishments and presents them to society. By Jack Storms

Newcastle singer Jaylyn Andrus performs at the 2012 Jack and Jill Honoree Ball, which celebrates local high school students’ accomplishments and presents them to society.
By Jack Storms

Unlike most teenagers, Liberty High School senior Jaylyn Andrus loves a good opera, and for her, the bloodier the production, the better.

“I love the drama in operas,” she said. “There are some funny ones, but my favorites are the ones where everyone dies.”

One day, Jaylyn envisions herself performing in the very productions she has grown to admire, and she is well on her way, gaining acceptance into one of the top college music programs and earning national recognition for her vocal talents.

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