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CMS student sings national anthem at Charlotte SkyShow
Louisa DeLoach
Downtown Charlotte, N.C., rises behind 12-year-old Louisa DeLoach of Camden as she runs through a rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner on July 2 at the Charlotte Knights ballpark. Louisa beat 50 contestants to become a Charlotte radio stations National Anthem Star, earning her the right to sing before a sell-out crowd at the Knights Fourth of July game during the Charlotte SkyShow. - photo by Provided by Joe DeLoach
Louisa DeLoach got the chance to do something not many other 12-year-olds get to do: sing her country’s national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, in front of thousands of people before a baseball game on the Fourth of July. Louisa, a rising seventh-grader at Camden Middle School (CMS), and the daughter of Joe and May DeLoach, received the, usually, once in a lifetime opportunity after singing the national anthem at this year’s Carolina Cup. “Someone who heard her sing said there was this contest to choose who would sing the national anthem at the Charlotte SkyShow and said we should enter her,” Joe DeLoach said July 3.