Every Monday morning Sierra Bonita students and faculty stand in honor of the National Anthem. Most often it is a recorded version played over the intercom. Recently though, the student body and staff were treated to a live performance by a very talented third grade student from Mrs. Robin Wheatley’s class. Halee Crowther delighted everyone with an amazing rendition of the country’s anthem.
Principal Mike Larsen is so impressed with Halee’s talent that he encouraged Mrs. Susan Crowther to have her daughter professionally recorded singing the National Anthem. He feels that Sierra Bonita, as well as other schools throughout the district, should benefit weekly from Halee’s beautiful voice.
Music has been part of Halee’s life since the very young age of two. She would hear a song and repeat it back in perfect pitch. Halee’s passion for singing is heard everywhere she goes. Crowther states “music is a part of Halee and she knows this gift is from God.” She also acknowledges that Halee’s talent helps her get through personal struggles as well as bless the lives of those around her.
Halee’s inspiration is her family, especially her mother. Crowther has a love for the performing arts and has since she was a small girl. Her love for dancing prompted her to start the company Steps Dance and Performing Arts. Halee also has three siblings, Kelsey, Kaden, and Grace who all share enthusiasm and talent for singing, dancing, and musical theater.
While Halee is a gifted singer, she is also a remarkable girl. Larsen states “Halee is kindhearted, caring, and thoughtful in her words and actions. Halee is positive and always smiling. She brightens the days of others every day. Halee has a great talent of singing, and our school has enjoyed listening to her sing the National Anthem on multiple occasions. We are grateful to Halee for all of her many contributions to student and staff members of Sierra Bonita Elementary.”
Halee’s third grade teacher is also aware of Halee’s talents and kindness. Wheatley describes Halee as one amazing girl. She says “Halee sings like no other student I have ever taught. Her voice is beautiful and her confidence while performing is inspiring. Singing is not Halee's only talent. She is kind and always happy. She always has a smile on her face and kind words for everyone.”
Sierra Bonita is lucky to have this incredible girl and the Crowther family as part of their school!