Double duty

The last home game for Northgate girls’ basketball ended more than just the season of playing the sport for senior Cali McWilliams. It also was closing night for Cali’s singing the pre-game version of the “National Anthem,” as she has done throughout the current season.

Cali credits Northgate choir director Kelly Winovich for helping her develop her pitch-perfect and expressive rendition of the “Anthem.”

Winovich passes the credit back to her student.

“Cali is truly a joy to instruct. She participates in a multitude of Northgate activities and excels academically. I am thrilled that she has been able to showcase her love of singing by performing the ‘National Anthem.’”

The daughter of Jennifer and Shawn McWilliams of Avalon, Cali plans to attend Chatham University to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology, followed by a master’s degree leading to a career as a physician assistant.

Cali said, “I feel a sense of pride for my country and I am very honored to sing the ‘National Anthem.’

Photo & Story by Tom Steiner for The Citizen”