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Two Marching War Eagles Sign with Bethel’s Renaissance Regiment

Posted 2/4/20

ATWOOD (January 29) — West Carroll High School hosted a signing ceremony Wednesday for seniors Alexis Houston and Alex Arnold, who have committed to join the Bethel University Renaissance …

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Two Marching War Eagles Sign with Bethel’s Renaissance Regiment

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ATWOOD (January 29) — West Carroll High School hosted a signing ceremony Wednesday for seniors Alexis Houston and Alex Arnold, who have committed to join the Bethel University Renaissance Regiment.

Teachers, students and family members gathered in the library for the event. West Carroll Junior/Senior High Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Shane DePriest welcomed all and congratulated the two signees.

West Carroll Director of Bands Michael Nelson said that he was extremely proud of the two and excited for their futures. He said they work hard, are dedicated and share their passion for music with others.

Renaissance Director of Bands Keith Cottrill also expressed his excitement. He congratulated Alexis, Alex and all West Carroll band members for their “awesome show” this past fall. He was proud to say that Bethel supports the fine arts at the same level as athletics.

Alexis Houston joined the West Carroll color guard as a senior. She told The Banner that her time as a Marching War Eagle was “life-changing.” She plans to major in Art and said that Bethel’s Art program was a key factor in her decision.

Alex Arnold is a four-year Marching War Eagle, playing bass drum. He told The Banner it was “an honor” to be a part of the program. He plans to major in Business Management. What drew him to Bethel was the “amazing Renaissance program,” and he was particularly inspired by Christmas with Renaissance.

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