Santa Barbara Junior High School seventh-grader Megan Wilson sang a powerful version of the national anthem at the beginning of Tuesday night’s school board meeting.

Wilson sang”The Star-Spangled Banner” at this year’s Fiesta Rodeo.

In the audience that night was the director of the Tournament of Roses, who booked her to sing the national anthem at the Tournament of Roses’ Equifest, its December kickoff event.

Her performance will be televised to 1 billion people around the world who follow the event.

— Barbara Keyani is the administrative services and communications coordinator for the Santa Barbara School Districts.