CCUSD: Hayley Smith Accepted into ACDA Honor Choir

November 28, 2017

Courtesy of Cave Creek Unified School District

Hayley Smith

Hayley Smith

Cactus Shadows Student Named to 2018 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Western Division Honor Choir

Cactus Shadows High School, is pleased to congratulate Hayley Smith (CSHS Class of 2020) on her acceptance into the 2018 ACDA Western Division Honor Choir.

Dr. Steve Bebee, principal of CSHS said, “Having a student, in any capacity, qualify for something as big as ACDA Western Division Honor Choir is a huge accomplishment. Hayley is extremely talented and we are all very proud of her. I know she will represent CSHS and the State of Arizona very well.”

Hayley auditioned with almost seven hundred 10th-12th graders from five different states and landed a spot in their top choir! She will have the privilege to work with conductors and participate in workshops representing colleges from all over the United States.

“It is a great honor that she was accepted and reflects her dedication and hard work in preparing the music for her audition. Almost 700 students from across the nation auditioned for these spots in the honor choir. We are very proud of her and know she will represent your school and Phoenix Children’s Chorus amazingly. She will get the opportunity to be singing with the very best students in the western region.” – Cheryl Mollerup, Executive Director – Phoenix Children’s Chorus.

The ACDA website states: “The 2017 ACDA Western Division Honor Choir will perform in Pasadena, CA in March, 2018. The ultimate goal of the ACDA Western Division Honor Choirs is to bring deserving and talented singers to a ‘mountaintop’ experience with great choral literature and world-class conductors.”

Mrs. Karen Dolezal, Music teacher at CSHS said, “I am extremely proud to have Hayley be a part of our Honors Choir at Cactus Shadows. And now we get to share her with the Western Region Honors Choir. She has an amazing gift… her passion for music is evident each and every day!”

Cactus Shadows High School is an A+ School of Excellence. For more information please contact the principal at or by calling 480-575-2400,

Julia Scotto
Executive Assistant to
Dr. Debbi Burdick, Superintendent & Governing Board
Cave Creek Unified School District
480.575.2016 Phone/480.575.2092 Fax
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