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Katie Lewis represents Alpena well

Alpena will take the national stage later this month as hometown girl Katie Lewis sings the national anthem during a Major League Baseball game in Boston.

Lewis will sing before the Sept. 19 game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. The first pitch is set for 1:10 p.m.

When she does, she will represent her hometown well.

Lewis is a sign language interpreter that interprets classroom instructions from teachers to deaf students in Texas and previously worked as an interpreter for the Red Sox before moving to the Lonestar State, News staff writer Steve Schulwitz reported recently.

Lewis said being able to honor America before the first pitch and raise awareness for hearing loss is special to her.

“This is a double whammy for me,” she said. “I have been a baseball fan my entire life and to be able to sing, at Fenway, a magical place, for the purpose of promoting deaf awareness is a huge honor at every level.”

Congratulations to Lewis, and thanks for all the work you do.

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