Student's song to wow thousands

TO those who know her, Shekinah Moye has always been an exceptional talent. Now, the rest of Australia will see just how good she really is.

The Year 12 Toormina High School student is about to have her original song played in thousands of schools across the country as part of the Federal Government’s Music Count Us In initiative.

Shekinah was chosen as one of just nine students from across the nation to join industry big names John Foreman, Melinda Schneider and Paul Greene in Sydney to create the song for the initiative.

“It was incredible, the best experience of my life,” Shekinah said yesterday.

“We were split into three groups when we got there and we worked on songs all day. At the end of the day, John Foreman chose our song as the winner.”

And so on September 2, thousands of students across Australia will come together at precisely 11.30am to sing the song Shekinah co-wrote.

“It’s just amazing. It really is an honour to have worked with these people and to have our song chosen,” she said.

“This is absolutely my dream; I am pursuing a career in music.”

Acting head of creative and performing arts, Cheryl Ward, said the school couldn’t be more proud.

“Shekinah has always been a stand-out,” Ms Ward said.

“She’s starred in all our school musicals. She is so talented but always so humble, we had to push her to enter into this competition.

“It’s just fantastic, we have so much praise for her, and this is a huge achievement.”



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