Summer GamesOpening CeremoniesAnthem Contest


Congratulations to Elise Ghattas!
The 2014 Meijer State Games of Michigan national anthem contest winner!
Elise Ghattas

Elise Ghattas
Age: 21
Hometow: Flint, Michigan
Elise is a graduate from Kearsley High School in Flint, MI and - even more recently - a graduate of the University of Michigan.  Elise graduated this spring with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies, and a minor in Music.  Throughout her four years at Michigan, she was a member of Gimble A Cappella, one of the University's co ed A Cappella groups.  Elise plans to move to Washington DC in the fall to pursue a career in foreign policy. Elise would like to extend a huge thank you to her family and friends for all the support! 


Top Three Finalists and the final tally of votes:

  • Elise Ghattas          591
  • Haley Marentette    577
  • Colin Tobin             147

Previous National Anthem Winners:

2013: Lauren St. Andre