Popular vote won Colfax native Lindsay Webber the grand prize in the 2014 FMC “Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest.” She will receive a $10,000 scholarship prize, according to a news release from the FMC Corporation, based in Philadelphia, which sponsored the event.“I want to thank FMC for the opportunity. It was such an awesome experience to be able to perform with the other finalists and musicians in Nashville,” said Webber in the release. “The scholarship will make it easier to attend school out of state and the financial support of my education means the world.”
Webber, 20, spent her high school years as an active member of FFA. As a freshman, she won the state title as part of the rituals team. Webber also participated in Creed Speaking, Job Interview Career Development, Talent and F.A.R.M. Additionally, she raised a market hog throughout her FFA tenure, selling it at the county fair. Webber has performed at the Washington State and National FFA Conventions and attends Baylor University majoring in vocal performance.
Along with the other three finalists, Leanna Crawford, Halle Reid and Jessica Ronat, Webber travelled to Nashville to take part in a professional recording experience at the House of Blues Recording Studio. The finalist performances are posted to the contest website and were broadcast nationwide on RFD-TV. The three remaining finalists will each receive $5,000 scholarships.