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Mid-State Fair selected Pioneer Valley High School student to sing the national anthem

By Caleb Wiseblood

Pioneer Valley High School senior Makai Copado was selected to sing the national anthem during the Mid-State Fair’s Live to Rock concert in Paso Robles at the end of July. The multi-act show featured performances from Skid Row, Warrant, Quiet Riot, and Kip Winger.


“This is a very big accomplishment for me, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic,” Copado said in press materials from the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District. “I had seen a post on Instagram about how spots were open for local singers, and I decided that it would be a great opportunity for me to audition. So, I sent a video.”

Copado recently played the role of Danny Zuko in a local production of Grease, which featured students from Pioneer Valley High School, Ernest Righetti High School, and Santa Maria High School.

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