Fayette County Public Schools staffers, students earn accolades at KMEA fall meeting

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Several staffers and music ensembles from Fayette County Public Schools recently received accolades at the regional KMEA fall meeting.

The District 7 award winners were:

Elementary Teacher of the Year – Chris McDowell of Clays Mill Elementary;

Middle School Teacher of the Year – Nathan Wilson of Leestown Middle;

High School Teacher of the Year – Kelly Mayes of Bryan Station High School; and

Citation for Service – Debbie Sogin, retiree from Morton Middle School.

On another high note, these groups were selected to perform during the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s 2018 professional development conference this winter in Louisville:

• Leestown’s seventh- and eighth-grade orchestra, directed by Nathan Wilson;
• Henry Clay High School’s wind ensemble, led by Bill Kite and Jeff Bayerle; and
• Tates Creek High School’s chamber choir, guided by Nick Johnson.

In addition, the SCAPA Lafayette chamber orchestra, directed by Phil Kent, will perform at the 2018 American String Teachers Association’s National Orchestra Festival in Atlanta; and Lafayette High’s Madrigal Singers, guided by Ryan Marsh, at the 2018 Southern Division of Choral Directors convention in Louisville.

For more about KMEA, contact District 7 leader Bill Kite at Henry Clay or visit www.kmea.org.

From Fayette County Public Schools

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