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NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Contestant SandyRedd Visits Rich Central

Rich Central High School students were excited to meet a Season 15 contestant of the four-time Emmy Award-winning show, “The Voice”.

At Thursday afternoon’s school assembly, students honored Melinda “SandyRedd” Bussie, for her groundbreaking performances on “The Voice”. She enjoyed performances by Rich Central’s own “Marching Olympians” band, the District 227 Choir, and students who sang songs she performed on the show. 

The Matteson resident is also the mother of Tyrice Rogers, Jr., a senior at Rich Central. Rogers interviewed his mother with some questions some of his peers requested to ask. SandyRedd was discussed challenges she has faced, her purpose, and artists she would like to collaborate with.

However, she says her mission was to inspire each and every student who attended the assembly.

“This is what I worked my entire career for—not just to be recognized by different people, but to touch lives, “said SandyRedd. “Something that I want people to know is that you have to work hard to get what you want.” 

“She inspires me to be a better person, and I think that it is good that she’s inspiring the [students] that I am around every single day, “said Rogers.

Rogers says, he is often in awe seeing his mother’s hard work pay off on television. 

“It is still unreal,” he said. “It’s like when I see her, it is like I am watching another celebrity…I love her.” 

Season 15 of “The Voice” airs every Monday and Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. CST.

SandyRedd is expected to be honored Nov. 3 by the Village of Matteson at 4900 Village Commons Matteson, IL. 

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