Being Heard

Noelle Goodson, Anthem Contest

When Noelle Goodson was invited to sing the national anthem at the state boys’ basketball championship game at The Ohio State University, she never dreamed it would take her to a professional recording studio.

It was Noelle’s FFA advisor who suggested she enter the state championship performance into the FMC Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest. Later selected as a semifinalist, Noelle traveled to Nashville to re-record her rendition of the national anthem and earned a $10,000 scholarship as the overall winner.

As an FFA member, Noelle served as chapter president and competed in multiple CDEs. She is now a sophomore at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Mich.