Gold medal music

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Mary Lardizabal, director of the Kapaa Middle School choral and ukulele groups, and the traveling contingent of the choir and ukulele band show off their Gold performance levels plaques from the WorldStrides OnStage Heritage Music Festivals. Achievement plaques from previous festivals line the wall in the background.

KAPAA — Kapaa Middle School student Keahilani Bacon said winning gold at the WorldStrides UpStage competition was an “awesome” experience.