Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

May 1, 2013

Highland Elementary receives music merit award

By SHELLEY SMITH
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW —

Highland Elementary was one of 66 schools in the nation to receive the SupportMusic Merit Award.

It was the only elementary school in Kentucky to receive this award, which was based on a National Association of Music Merchants survey to find the schools with prevalent music programs. The survey gauged the school’s and the community’s support of the arts.

‘’We couldn’t be more proud,” said Amanda Taylor, Highland Elementary music teacher.

Taylor said she filled out a NAMM survey some time ago about the school’s music program detailing how much time students spend in music class, community involvement and after-school programs that support the arts.

She said the students at Highland have at least four choral concerts each year, including last month’s Mother’s Day Tea, the school’s Christmas program “Deck the Halls of Highland,” and a Veterans Day and Grandparents’ Day program.

Taylor said this year, marked a special year for Highland students, who along with other local elementary students, had the opportunity to sing at Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center in Bowling Green.

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