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Summer Games Anthem Contest

2016 National Anthem Contest


Congratulations to our 2016 Winner Liseana Barnes

In April, over 6,000 fans took to Facebook to vote in the Meijer States Games of Michigan's 4th annual National Anthem Contest presented by Heglund Sova Reality. Liseana Barnes, an 8th grader from Grand Rapids, was voted the winner with 92 votes over the second place finalists. She will perform her rendition of the National Anthem in front of 5,000 people at the Summer Games Opening Ceremonies on Friday, June 24, at the Fifth Third Ballpark. 

Read more about Liseana here

Watch her audition video below:

2016 National Nathem Contest Rules: CLICK HERE


Contact Melissa Brink, Advertising and Graphic Design, Meijer State Games of Michigan at


Previous National Anthem Winners:

​2016: Liseana Barnes of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Mikaela Koelzer of Grand Rapids, Michigan

2014: Elise Ghattas of Flint, Michigan

2013: Lauren St. Andre of Riverview, Michigan