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Twenty show choirs were in Imperial Monday, competing in the Nebraska Choral Directors Association (NCDA) show choir festival in the Chase County Schools auditorium. Among the groups performing were the high school’s 9th St. Singers, above, and Chase County’s junior high show choir, below, both of which earned Gold Awards. The choirs do not compete against each other at the festival, but against a score sheet of points. If the choir meets that point total, according to the judges’ scoring, they are given the Gold Award. Other high school choirs earning the Gold Award Monday included Minden Amethyst, Hershey Melody, Hershey Harmony, North Platte St. Pat’s Saintsations, Alliance Velocity and the Scottsbluff Choralaires. One other junior high group, the Ogallala Middle School show choir, also earned Gold. Judges were Rhonda Fuelberth of UNL, Kelly Meyer of Beatrice High School, Joni Osborne of Lincoln Northstar and Therees Hibbard, also from UNL. Two judges scored the choirs, while the other two provided verbal critiques to each choir after their performance. At left, two members of Chase County’s 9th St. Singers, Chevy Smith and Jade Vaverek, sing out during one of their numbers. (Republican photos)