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When microphone troubles silence national anthem, students’ voices fill void

The pressure was on, and all eyes were focused on Herbert Derickson. It was his mission to sing the national anthem in front of 2,000 students during an event called “Equine Education Day.”

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But a wireless microphone malfunction silenced Derickson. Instead of a room full of nothing, the students stepped up, WTVC reported.

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The students from kindergarten to eighth grade started singing in Derickson’s place, WTVC reported.

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