The position of the angel is a coveted one, as this person is the only singer to stand at the very top of the 67 foot Tree. More importantly, the angel represents the spirit and the heart of the Mona Shores Choir. The angel is always a high school senior and is someone who exemplifies the passion for singing and the hard work it takes to be the best you can be. The angel is never the very best singer in the choir or even the student that earns the leading roles in our musicals or the person selected to sing solos regularly. Instead, the angel is typically someone who has often faced challenges, perhaps has beaten the odds, never gives up or might lead by example. It is a position for someone who doesn’t necessarily find him or herself in the spotlight regularly, but for one weekend is given their moment to shine like a star!
This years shining Angel is Kathryn (Katie) Beemer! Katie has been a member of the Mona Shores High School Choir for four years. She has served on the student choir board, been an active volunteer, and been involved in many extracurricular activities including Players, Link Crew, National Honors Society, The Sailors’ Log, and president of the French Club.
Katie is also very involved in her church and missions. She is an active youth group member at Kainay Community Church and has been on a number of mission trips. She has also volunteered for a number of blood drives, bake sales, is a member of Youth United, and has participated in tutoring programs and other local charity efforts, logging more than 500 volunteer hours during her years in high school!
Kathryn Beemer is the daughter of Todd and Laurie Beemer and has two sisters–Jenna, who is freshman at the high school and Lauren, a sixth grader at West Michigan Academy of Arts and Academics.
Katie is excited to be adorning the top of the 67 foot Mona Shores Singing Christmas Tree in 2013!