Choir group photo in Christmas attire


The LHS Band and Choir both earned Division 2-Excellent performance ratings at IHSA Organizational Contest today in Salem. Congratulations to all of you!! We are so proud of your effort and the beautiful music you made today!

Choir members of 2018-2019
Amelia Atkins Siera Nichols Jenna BowcockKatlyn Opat
Elizabeth Boyd Katie PaddickChloe Britton Trevor Parker
Alexis Brown Mason Parrott James Burk Alexia Petty
Natalie Clark Sydney Petty Jerry Dining Killeen Reidy
Cara Eagleson Brianna Richey Madi Fulk Ashton Ridge
Makhayla Hatcher Sara Seitzinger Chloe HeldermanGrace Shick
Alex Helderman Thomas Shinkle Brooklyn KasingerAlex Simmons
Makayla Kocher Christopher Tyhurst Brian Lyczkowski Lindsey Waller
Jada McCullough Annastyn Weger Hannah Meek Elsie Whewell
Abby Metheny Yzabella Winship RJ Nelms Myles Wylie
Shantel Nichols

About the Director

Mrs. Alison Mendenhall's hometown is Kewanee, Illinois, which is in northwestern Illinois near the Iowa border. She attended Wethersfield High school and graduated in 1994, then attended Eastern Illinois University and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education, Vocal emphasis. She began her teaching career in Alexis, Illinois in the fall of 1999, teaching K-4 elementary music and Jr. High and High School Choir. She married her husband, Jason, in 2001. Mrs. Mendenhall, her husband, and her oldest son Clayton moved to Palestine, Illinois in 2005, and she began teaching in the Palestine School District at that time, teaching K-4 general music, Beginner band, and Junior High Choir and Band. She taught there until May of 2013, just after her youngest son Joseph was born. After two years working outside of education, she came to Lawrenceville to teach Elementary Music, Junior High and High School Choir in the Unit 20 School District. She loves spending time with her family, reading books, gardening, and show tunes.