Inspiring more than just athletes

By Will Colford
       
         The torch relays allow the community and its members to showcase talents beyond coming together.  Each town on the relay has its own heroes, former Olympians, and rising stars.  Courtney Morris, a senior at Drumheller Composite High School, is one such star who draws inspiration from the OLympic spirit, her community, and other home town heroes.
         "Getting to sing with my classmates at this, of all venues, was extremely special," said Morris.  Being the lead singer for the performance, Morris exemplified the leadership qualities of the lead torchbearers, and Olympians themselves.
         "Her voice is strong enough to carry the torch," remarks a crowd member.  Morris plans to take her singing to a professional evel as she's already applied to several prominent musical schools within North America.  She Aspires to be like another prominent singer in the community, Canadian Idol contestant, Jenn Beaupré.  But in my opinion, She doesn't have very far to go.
         "I really look up to her for inspiration and hope to be as good or better some day."  Above all the hype, people like Morris are what the torch relay is all about.  It's a chance for a community to come together and celebrate the people who make it special.

For more on the festivities in Drumheller please check out Travel Alberta's  You Tube channel

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