Fayette’s Noelle Goodson has been selected as the grand prize winner of the Anthem Singing Contest. Goodson writes: “Yesterday (Sept.16) I got the call saying that I was the Grand Prize Winner of the Anthem Singing Contest! God is good. He is the one who gave me my voice, and for that I give the glory to Him! I want to thank everyone who voted for me and who supported me though this whole contest! You guys are the reason I won, so thank you to everyone!” Recently, on September 21 two staff from FMC Corporation presented Noelle with the $10,000 for her college scholarship. They shared that over 30,000 votes were cast for the four finalists. Noelle led the vote everyday winning by about 1,400 votes. Plans are being made for the 2014 contest. Noelle was also invited to sing at the annual FMC convention in Las Vegas in December. She will get to sing the National Anthem and Proud to be an American by Lee Greenwood. Also she will have the opportunity to attend 3 other national conferences and work as FMC representative in the sound/recording booth to promote contestants for 2014. Of the 4 finalists Noelle was from the smallest high school and community but gathered the most votes to win.