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Based in: Lansing, United States.

Spotlight organized in January 2001. Later that year the quartet won the Region #2 quartet competition which enabled them to compete at the International Quartet Contest in Portland, Oregon that fall. Over the next 4 years the quartet went through two member changes and placed in the Top 5 at each International Contest held. In the fall of 2005, the International Contest was scheduled to be in New Orleans, Louisiana, but with the devastation of Hurricane Katrina it was quickly relocated to Detroit, Michigan. It was there that Spotlight was thrilled to be announced the 2006 Sweet Adelines International Quartet Champions. The win was made even sweeter because the location of the contest allowed for numerous family and friends to be in attendance for the special occasion.

Kendra LaPointe (Tenor) lives in Lansing, Michigan with her husband and two little boys. She started her Sweet Adeline experience at the age of 12 by joining her mother's chorus which she later directed. Both of her parents have sung in top-notch quartets, her mother having won with the 1975 Quartet Champions Ther Frount Office Four, and her father earning a Silver Medal in 1976 with The Vagabonds. She currently sings with them both in a mixed voice sextet called Vocal Montage.

LeAnn Hazlett (Lead) lives in Swanton, Ohio. She is a talented hair stylist at a fashionable salon in Toledo. LeAnn directs the perennial Region #2 Championship Spirit of Detroit Chorus who most recently placed 13th at the International Competition in Detroit. LeAnn has participated in several quartets over the years most notably Swing Street, 1991 International Quartet Champions.

Kerry Denino (Baritone) lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and their two young children. Kerry comes from a Barbershop family and has extensive experience with Sweet Adelines. She joined her mother's chorus at the age of 13 and competed and earned International Top 10 honors with Success Express Quartet. Kerry's husband, Steve, has two Silver Medals in the Barbershop Harmony Society with Uptown Sound.

Patti Britz (Bass) has recently moved to the Baltimore, Maryland area to become a District Sales Manager for DaimlerChrysler. Patti is the mother of three sons, a grandmother and has been an active member of the award winning Shoreline Sound Chorus for the past 15 years. Patti earned International Top 10 honors with INNOVATION quartet from Region #2 before leaving the quartet to finish her college degree.

2006 - Sweet Adelines Queens of Harmony

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