Amber Swanson

This week’s theme: Olathe High School choir members

Amber Swanson, a senior, has been a member of the OHS choir for two years. She was born in Montrose and now lives in Delta. She is one of eight siblings. After high school, Swanson plans on attending college in New York, where she would like to major in psychology and choreography or singing.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school and why?

A: Probably drama because it’s really hands on, active.

Q: Why did you decide to join the choir?

A: Because I like to sing, and it’s just a passion of mine.

Q: Who is your favorite singer and why?

A: I like the band R5. They are a family band, and their sound is amazing. There is only one girl in the group, and when you can hear her, she is really good. She is one of my role models.

Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of singing?

A: I like playing sports — softball and tennis — and being outdoors and being active.

Q: What is your favorite song to sing and why?

A: I like a bunch of Hairspray-kind of songs because they are upbeat.

— Monica Garcia

“Familiar Faces” is a recurring feature that offers a brief profile of individuals who live in the Uncompahgre Valley in an effort to showcase what makes the area unique. Each week, the focus will shift to representatives of a specific group, such as photographers, teachers, clergy members, etc. To suggest a group or individual, email

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