OTTUMWA-Indian Hills Community College student Emma Pedersen from Ottumwa recently won the national Baptist “Talents for Christ” voice scholarship competition held in Philadelphia. Pedersen had won the Iowa state competition last February to qualify for the national event.
Emma sang “Lord, to Thee” by G.F. Handel and “Wade in the Water” for the competition. With the win, she received a scholarship for her efforts. Pedersen is a voice student of Dr. Janene Sheldon, an associate music professor at IHCC.