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Band members picked for Army bowl
Will perform Jan. 5 in Texas
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Abigail Woodward, standing with Army Staff Sgt. Michael Rosato, has been selected to join the 125 high school seniors picked to perform during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 5. - photo by Autumn Vetter
Taylor Patskanick and Abigail Woodward will ring in 2013 in Texas. The two Forsyth County students were among 125 high school seniors selected to showcase their talents in band and color guard Jan. 5 at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.They will perform in front of nearly 40,000 people, along with the other marching band and color guard students during halftime of a game that features the nation’s top 90 high school football players.Kelly Donahue, bowl selection tour representative, told the teenagers during two separate events that each displayed mental, emotional and physical strength.“It’s these strengths, along with dedication, determination and teamwork that allow them to succeed and excel in school, in training and in life,” Donahue said. “It is these strengths that earn All-American Bowl players and marching band members the right to wear the colors of the U.S. Army.”Patskanick, who attends West Forsyth, was recognized by bowl representatives Wednesday in an auditorium full of classmates.She thanked her parents and brothers Jason and Josh for “always encouraging me, allowing me to pursue my passions and being my No.