Former Castle Rock student and star of BBC's The Voice visited the school and wowed us with an amazing performance.
On Thursday 26th February 2015 an ex-Castle Rock High School student paid us a visit. Every student and member of staff eagerly watched the stage waiting to welcome home one of our own. A rapturous applause broke out as Head Teacher, Julia Patrick, proudly introduced Sheena Mchugh.
Sheena has shot to fame after becoming a 'Four Turner' on BBC One's 'The Voice'. Sheena's journey started with singing, 'Hold On, We're Going Home' by Drake. All four judges were impressed by her performance, vying to become her coach throughout the competition process. After a little deliberation, Sheena finally chose to work with international superstar, Will.i.am.
Sheena went on to shine in the head-to-head battle round, her place in the Live Show Finals secured when Will.i.am reacted to her performance of the Evanesence song 'Bring Me To Life' with the words "Smash it up, smash it up, smash it up, BOOM!".
However, if you thought she was good on the BBC show, her performance in front of Castle Rock students and staff was nothing short of amazing. Sheena had everyone out of their seats dancing and cheering. Her voice was powerful and the emotion she poured into her performance gave us all goose bumps and tingly spines!
After the concert, Sheena took the time to answer our many questions. She started singing when she was a student at Castle Rock, taking the lead role in some of our drama productions. Sheena also explained that after being in a car crash, which nearly took her life, she lost her voice for six months. Despite this she battled on both physically and mentally to make her dream of becoming a singer come true.
Mrs Patrick addressed students saying "Thirteen years ago, Sheena was sitting where youare today. Now she's on Saturday night TV, singing in front of th whole country. Be the best you can be and this could be you. You could ce coming back in a few years' time and showing a new generation of Castle Rock school children what you are made of, whether it be in performing arts, sport or academic excellence".
Sheena is a true inspiration to us all and we wish her every success in her future career.