President Mrs. Norma Newport opened our meeting to include our guest speaker Miss Krissy Arnst, and two special guests Mrs. Cathy Dockery and Mr. Jeremy Pape.
President Newport turned our meeting over to Program Director Mrs. Rita Arnst. Just so happens Mrs. Arnst is the mother of our guest speaker, Miss Krissy Arnst.
Karl and Rita Arnst are the parents of Krissy and she is the great-grand-daughter of Mrs. Ray (Helen) Braly, a former Little Acorn Study Club member. Miss Arnst is a junior at Three Rivers High School and is currently number one in her class and plans to pursue a career in medicine. Krissy loves to sing and sings in the church choir (Our Savior Lutheran Church) as well as the community choir.
Krissy has performed and lettered in several UIL events for academics, debate, band and choir. Even though Krissy has won numerous academic awards throughout her entire school career, she finds time to do volunteer work for school, church and her community. Krissy is the Bulldog Band secretary, she is junior class secretary, UIL Club Secretary and a member of the National Honor Society.
Krissy originally planned to talk about her summer camp trip to San Angelo State University for the 2008 Youth Leadership Conference, but decided to give a short musical presentation instead, as the conference events ended in October.
Krissy’s music teacher is Mrs. Cindy Hessong and her private music teacher is Pat Coffee of Beeville. Krissy said she is convinced music is the universal language but some people say math is!
She has sung songs in Russian, Italian, German. The judge (at meets) judge the hardness of the musical piece and the language you choose. If a person chooses a song in English the judge will assume they did not choose to work hard on the piece. The songs Krissy sang for the Study Club were in German. One was by Schubert and the other by Brahms. The first one was Heidenröslein (about a boy wanting to pick a rose and the rose telling him, no you do not because I will prick you.) The second was Wie Melodien zieht es mir by Brahms (a melody is like spring flowers coming before the mind). Both songs were beautiful and very beautifully sung.
Krissy answered questions from the Study Club members and we enjoyed having she and our guests present.
Our hostesses for the meeting were Mrs. Gladys Neal and Mrs. Rita Arnst. They served very delicious chicken salad sandwiches, cookies and lemonade.