Justin McEnaney is headed to Rockhurst University with plans to pursue a career in physical therapy. McEnaney was accepted into the pre-admit program and has received some substantial scholarships to help pay for his education. His scholarship package includes: The Breen's Scholarship, PT Majors Scholarship, Rockhurst Music Scholarship, Regents Scholarship, Missouri Boy's State Scholarship, and Family Award.
McEnaney chose PT because he learned several exercises and stretches that helped him during sports seasons, and he wanted to be in a field where he could help other athletes recover from their injuries.
McEnaney, a four-sport letterman at Rolla High School — wrestling, cross-country, soccer and track — decided that choir was his activity of choice for college. McEnaney’s interest in singing increased his sophomore year when he joined the high school choir. “Justin has been singing at the high school for three years with me, and every year he continues to improve,” said Jason Bartelsmeyer, McEnaney’s choir director.
Besides singing in the Rolla High School chamber choir, McEnaney also sings with Men of Song under Jeff Sandquist, and the jazz choirs with Kathy Mazzeo. Over the past few years, he has acquired a pleasant tenor voice, and was recognized for his talent when singing a solo at the District Music Festival this past month. Bartelsmeyer said, “I love it when students sing in college, and Justin put in the time and effort to improve his singing. He recently received a “1” rating at the District Music Festival and will be singing at the State competition on April 26, 2019 in Columbia, Mo.”
Justin will be following in the footsteps of his sister, Aideen, by singing in the University choir under the direction of Dr. Timothy McDonald. McEnaney remarked, “I am thankful to all of my choir directors who have helped me to develop my singing abilities and love for music. I am also excited to have the opportunity to join the tenor section and sing with my sister.”