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Two awarded music scholarships at festival
Two awarded music scholarships at festivalTwo students were each awarded $1,000 music scholarships in front of a packed-house during the 76th Annual Scioto County Honors Music Festival at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts, at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, on March 6.

Cash Perkins, from Minford High School, plans to study music at Morehead State University, and has participated in the Scioto County Honors Music Festival every year since the 7th grade. He has also participated in OMEA District Honor Band, Minford Concert Band, Minford Pep Band, and Minford Marching Band, and has received several recognition awards for his talents.

His English teacher, who wrote his letter of recommendation, stated that “Cash is a hard-working student who demonstrates kindness, honesty, and strong leadership skills, and whose passion and skill in music is evident to all”.

Micah Simmons, from Portsmouth High School, has been accepted to Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Otterbein University, and Miami University of Ohio, and he will choose one to study music education. He has been a member of the Show Choir, Marching Band, Concert Band and Pep Band, and has been a student director for the Concert Band and Field Commander for the Marching Band. Micah has received awards from OMEA and has participated in the Scioto County Honors Music Festival for the past 6 years.

In his letter of recommendation for Micah, Dr. Stanley Workman stated that “Micah has enormous potential to become an outstanding music educator” and “I would consider him an outstanding example of what we would wish for in our young students.”

More than 200 local music students in grades 7-12 from Clay, East, Green, Minford, New Boston, Northwest, Oak Hill, Portsmouth, South Webster, Valley, West and Wheelersburg performed in the music festival this year.

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