The A Cappella Group competed in the South Division Semi-final of the International Championship of High School A Cappella at Palm Harbor University High School Saturday evening. The group was hoping to defend their 2007 South Division crown and earn another trip to the final at Lincoln Center in New York City. The group opened the show and gave, what was by far, their best performance of the year. The crowd responded well to the group as well. Our best effort wasn't quite good enough though, as we came in second place in what was a very close finish. We did claim some individual honors as senior Brittany Gibson won Best Soloist for her rendition of My Give A Damn's Busted. Senior Blake Shelton also won Best Vocal Percussion for his work. The winners of the competition were The Mane Event from Leon High School in Tallahassee. We would like to wish them luck as they represent the south in April at the national finals. Congratulations to the group for an outstanding performance and to Brittany and Blake for their awards.