TRINITY, N.C. — A Trinity High School student’s singing talent earned her the opportunity to perform on one of the world’s biggest stages.
Sierra Makupson is back in the Piedmont after being selected to sing at Carnegie Hall.
She was one of few North Carolina high school students selected to participate in the Honors Performance Series.
“I was so excited because you hear about all these people going to Carnegie Hall and going to New York and pursuing their dreams, so to know that I was going to be one of those people, it was amazing,” she said.
Makupson had to learn a song in Italian for her audition.
Singing is not only something Makupson does, but it’s also a big part of who she is.
She sings at church and in various choral performances.
Makupson also sang the National Anthem at a High Point Rockers game.
Her time in New York also included sightseeing.
“I went to go see Times Square, and it’s just like in the movies with all the lights and everything, and it was amazing,” Makupson said.
As exciting as the experience was, she isn’t interested in stardom.
“I don’t want to be famous. I don’t want to be a huge star. I just want to use the gifts that God gave me to glorify Him,” Makupson said.
She is a senior at Trinity High School.
She plans to attend Indiana Wesleyan University in the fall and study music ministry.