Jeyhan Turker Tops Field in Cannons’ National Anthem Contest

Loudoun will be hearing more from Riverside High School sophomore Jeyhan Turker.

The Ashburn teen has already set the foundation of careers as an actor and singer. On Saturday, he added to his résumé when he was selected to sing the National Anthem before the home games of the Purcellville Cannons this summer.

Turker was one of 17 singers to participate in the Oh Say! Can You Sing? Contest at Fireman’s Field. Each sang the Star Spangled Banner in front of a crowd of family and friends—and a panel of judges.

DSC_0142He was the top winner, but two others were selected to sing the anthem during games when Turker is not available. Sofia Cipolloni was the second place winner and Malcolm Fuller was third.

Playing their first season in Purcellville, the Cannons are part of the Valley Baseball League, which is NCAA Sanctioned and supported by Major League Baseball. The season starts June 2 and the first home game will be Friday, June 3.

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