MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Morristown High School senior Karel Raska and junior Mary Prachthauser were among the students honored by the Mayo Performing Arts Center as Music Students of the Month for April. Students from schools based in Morristown, Rockaway, Mendham, Jefferson Twp., Mt. Olive, Mount Arlington, Morristown, Kinnelon, Parsippany and Randolph were recognized for their achievement as Outstanding Musicians prior to the April 7 performance of Sons of Serendip.

Students were nominated by their teachers based on their commitment and excellence in performing arts. 

"Karel is the principal Horn in the Morristown HS Wind Ensemble and has successfully auditioned for many Honor Groups including North Jersey Area Band, Region 1 Band, and the New Jersey All-State Band", said Michael Russo.  "He has also participated in many other Horn activities outside of Morristown HS including the New Jersey Youth Orchestra and the New Jersey Youth Symphony.  Karel has excelled in his leadership role in the music department and always encourages the underclassmen.  Karel's high level of talent and his natural enthusiasm make him an excellent candidate for the Music Student of the Month".

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The 2015-2016 Music Students of the Month are:

Noelia Carrasco; Grade 7, Copeland Middle School, Rockaway

Zachary Catron; Grade 12, West Morris Mendham High School, Mendham

Taylor Hine; Grade 12, Jefferson Township High School, Oak Ridge

Lucas Harvey; Grade 7, Mount Olive Middle School, Budd Lake;

Sheryl Peng; Grade 7, Mount Arlington Public School, Mount Arlington

Drew Sabo; Grade 12, Kinnelon High School, Kinnelon

Elisabeth Sauerman; Grade 8, Mountain View Middle School, Mendham; 

Joseph Wentworth; Grade 8, Brooklawn Middle School, Parsippany;

Jacqueline & Josephine Wu;Grade 8, Randolph Middle School, Randolph



The Theatre honors a group of students every month throughout the season. The students will be invited to perform at a year-end recital in June.