With persistence and purpose, vocal training, like any other kind of training, becomes one’s nature, ingrains itself in one’s life like a habit, a necessity really. The validation of hard work put into training can come in various ways, – winning prestigious vocal competitions is one of them. Last month, Lee was blessed with not one, but two wins in two separate competitions, – something she’d decided to participate in for the first time in her life. At the regional Classical Singer Competition she had now advanced to the second round held in Chicago, IL, while at the regional NATS student competition she won first place in both Classical Lower Division and High School Music Theater categories. She said that both wins were another reminder to herself to keep working hard and set her goals even higher.