Student stepped up to sing national anthem, featured on national TV

S.A. student's voice takes the national stage

SAN ANTONIO -- A student at Holmes High School is making national headlines for stepping in to sing the national anthem at a volleyball game.

Senior Marina Garcia was with her teammates at a volleyball game when the CD player that was supposed to play the national anthem stopped working. Garcia decided to pick up a mic and finish the national anthem. A coach at the game recorded her singing on his cell phone and shared it on the Northside Independent Scholl District's Facebook page. The video has gained thousands of likes and been viewed more than 400,000 times.

Fox network heard about Garcia's courageous act and invited her to New York to be on Fox and Friends. They featured Garcia on their Sunday morning show to share her story.

"I have relatives that are in the military serving for us. I [know] a lot of veterans too. It represented my grandpa. I wanted to do it for him," said Garcia.

Garcia also shared what happened at the game and got a chance to sing the national anthem on national television.

"I thought, I can't believe I'm here. I can't believe I'm doing this," said Garcia. "I'm doing what I love and I'm sharing it with people around the world."

Sunday afternoon, her family, friends and teammates welcomed her back to San Antonio. They held signs and cheered her name as she arrived at the airport.

(© 2016 KENS)


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