Senior Spotlight

Each week we will be featuring a new set of senior choir members.

Brooklyn Bruner

I am Brooklyn Bruner and this is my second year of being one of the Sound System Dance Captains. I am the daughter of Shellee and Chris Bruner, and I am the middle child of two sisters, Kennedi and Alaina. I have had the pleasure of being in Center Groves Choral Program for the past four years. My earliest memories in show choir would be when I started my high school year with Junior Varsity Accents, where I received the “Outstanding Performer” award. Throughout the next three years with Sound System, I had the blessing of performing “Sisters” during the Christmas show with my biggest role model, my older sister, Kennedi. She inspired me throughout choir and after she graduated, I joined CG Singers to grow my vocal ability. Unfortunately, during my Junior year, I was unable to perform the competition show due to an unexpected illness, but I continued to enjoy rehearsal by watching my peers work hard and play hard. The environment of the choir truly felt like a family and it became my second home, even without being able to perform. I still had a place within the choir of being dance captain and I loved being able to fulfill that role. For my senior year, my favorite moment has been choreographing and performing “Hit the Road Jack” with my dance partner, Landon, along with Brie, Alex, and Ella.

Outside of choir, I have an extensive dedication to learning the French language and am currently enrolled in AP French. I have a heart for traveling and was given the opportunity to travel to France over the summer through the IU Honors Program for Foreign Language. I have been a member of the French Honors Society for the past three years and am now one of the Presidents. I have continued to tap into my creativity by choreographing for Middle School North’s Drama Departement for the past four years. I enjoy everything about being able to collaborate with fellow directors and guide middle school students. On top of this, I enjoy

drawing as well as painting. I have been an artist ever since I could hold a paintbrush, and I hope to take my creativity with me in my future endeavors.

Elijah VonDielingen

Hey! My name is Eli VonDielingen, and my parents are Mike VonDielingen and Kenna Kleingartner. I am a senior and have been a three-year member of Sound System and CG Singers. Currently, I am the Dance Captain and Tenor Section Leader of both groups respectively. Furthermore, I’d like to give thanks to my parents for allowing me to have the opportunity to be in a wonderful choir community, my directors Mrs. Dice, Mr. Sanders, and Mr. Norman, and the supportive community of the Center Grove Choir Department for furthering my music and performance education. For my future plans, I plan to major in Business and Finance and minor in Vocal Music Performance in college. One of my favorite choir memories is being surrounded by loving and supportive friends on each side of the stage as we ready ourselves to perform at Show Choir Nationals in front of thousands. Overall, some of my best memories and friendships have been created from being a part of choir and I look forward to the great successes and memories to come!