COLUMBIA CITY â€”The beat of the drums resounded in the band room as 16-year-old Whitko High School sophomore Jalen Gregory displayed his musical talent.
In Jalenâ€™s eyes, the drums produce a self-expressing beat, giving his audience the opportunity to peer deeper into his character and learn more about him through music.
â€śWhen I play the drums I want people to not just listen, but to feel it,â€ť said Jalen. â€śI want people to know who I am through my music.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€”Congratulations were in order for 18-year-old Columbia City High School student Michaela Thomas as she walked through the front door of the Whitley County Community Foundation, holding two awards in her hands. â€śNothing should hold anyone back from this experience,â€ť said Thomas Sunday afternoon.