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Singer receives national recognition

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Flin Flon's Lacey Eagle, well known in the community for her harmonious voice, has received national recognition for her singing talent. The 18-year-old will fly to London, Ont., next month to accept the Jack and Louise Speak Medal for earning the highest standing in Canada on a recent voice exam. "I am very, very excited," said Eagle, who studies voice at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. "I feel very lucky and really honoured." The teen completed her grade 8 level practical voice exam in Snow Lake this past June and did better than the thousands of other vocalists across Canada who took the test. Eagle will accept her national medal from Conservatory Canada, as well as a medal for finishing tops in Manitoba, at a ceremony in London on November 16. During the weekend of the ceremony, she will have the opportunity to work with Kevin McMillan, considered one of the nation's top voice instructors, and record a couple of CD tracks. "To be able to go on an all-expenses paid trip to work with those kind of people and experience the recording studio a little bit more is a great opportunity," said the Hapnot Collegiate graduate. Naturally, Eagle's family was filled with pride after learning of the her accomplishment. "They all gave me a call to let me know how proud they are and that they're supporting me," said the daughter of Harley and Judy Eagle. While she lived in Flin Flon, Eagle shared her vocal talents with audiences at Hapnot Collegiate Dinner Theatre productions, as well as performances of the Flin Flon Community Choir. She was one of the community choir members who performed at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2002. The fact that Eagle is pursuing a career in vocal performance Ñ she plans to earn her Masters Degree in that field Ñ should come as no surprise to people who know her. "I remember being three years old and people could say they would hear me singing," she recalled. "I sing everything from pop to musical theatre to other languages. It's just wonderful. I enjoy it like crazy. "There are a lot of things I could go to school for, but this is my biggest passion, so I figured I better go with it."