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Enter now to win a student World Youth Foundation award

The World Youth Foundation is hosting its annual back-to-school celebration! Students who exemplify scholarship, community service, and excellence outside of the classroom can apply to be considered for a World Youth Foundation award.

See below for details on the awards categories, which include Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Law Enforcement, Urban Planning, and much more

HISD students grades 9-12 interested in being nominated are asked to complete this interest form no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 16.

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Middle-School Orchestra Invited to Perform at Carnegie Hall Next Year

Johnston is the first from the Houston area to be so honored

Johnston MS

Johnston Middle School’s Sinfonia orchestra will be heading to Carnegie Hall next April, thanks to a stellar performance at a National Orchestra Honors competition this spring and the encouragement of an internationally acclaimed conductor.

The orchestra was named one of three national winners in the “middle school strings” category of the contest held in May of 2013 after submitting recordings of two of its performances for judging.

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Two HISD Teachers in Running for Inaugural Music Educator Award

Mark Wurtzel of Pershing Middle School (Houston Independent School District)

Mark Wurtzel

A mind for music has led two HISD teachers into contention for a prestigious new national award for educators.

Lamar High School’s Scott Houston and Pershing Middle School’s Mark Wurtzel are two of the 217 music teachers from across the country to be named quarterfinalists for the inaugural Music Educator Award.

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