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'Voice' contestant Sisaundra's Polk school stands behind her

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Sisaundra Lewis graduated in 1987 from Haines City High School Sisaundra Lewis graduated in 1987 from Haines City High School

Pinellas County native Jake Barker's run on NBC's The Voice came to an end Monday night.

Two other Bay area natives still have a chance on the show: Josh Kauffman, a Sarasota native, and Sisaundra Lewis, who grew up in eastern Polk County.

"Life for me is at a moment of just feeling surreal," Lewis said during a recent trip to Haines City High School. "I'm really excited that I had the opportunity to go to the lives now with team Blake."

Lewis graduated in the class of 1987 from the high school in Polk County. School administrators invited her back to speak with a chorus class. Sisaundra's roots are planted deep in a nearby church and in these halls.

"I was one who wanted to listen because I wanted the knowledge that they had to share with me because I wanted to someday get here," she said. "Although it's taken 26 years, I could never say I did it on my own."

As she went through high school Sisaundra played the trombone, the drums and eventually became drum major of the high school marching band.

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