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Two Morristown Seniors Named March Music Students of the Month by MPAC


MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown High School seniors Kathleen Merritt and Priya Sapra were among the students honored by the Mayo Performing Arts Center as Music Students of the Month for March. Students from schools based in Morristown, Parsippany, Chatham, Jefferson, Kinnelon and Rockaway were recognized for their achievement as Outstanding String Players prior to the March 24 performance by Eroica Trio.

"Kathleen has been an outstanding member of the Morristown High School Orchestra for four years", said Norma Davis. "She is a role model to her peers, motivated to learn, and industrious. Kathleen has been a member of the select Chamber Orchestra/String Ensemble for four years and has shared her talents at numerous school and community events such as CareOne, the Morris County Courthouse, and the Intergenerational Prom. She has performed with Priya, another honoree this evening, at the Solo and Small Ensemble concerts since freshman year. They are both members of Camerata, the most advanced string ensemble at Morristown High School".

Davis also nominated Priya Sapra and said, "Priya has been an outstanding member of the Morristown High School Orchestra for four years. She is eager to learn, dedicated and motivated. She is a violin section leader in the Orchestra and a role model. She has been a member of the select Chamber Orchestra/String Ensemble for four years and has shared her talents at numerous school and community events such as CareOne, the Morris County Courthouse, and the Intergenerational Prom. She has performed with Kathleen, another honoree this evening, at the Solo and Small Ensemble concerts since freshman year. They are both members of Camerata, the most advanced string ensemble at Morristown High School".

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

The Music Students for the month of March are:  

Sophie Andrews
Grade 10, Chatham High School

Jamie Lynch
Grade 6, Chatham Middle School

Josh Hinman
Grade 6, Chatham Middle School

Kristine Bartley
Grade 9, Jefferson Township High School

Gregory Fu
Grade 10, Kinnelon High School

Ryan Karbowniczak
Grade 8, Copeland Middle School

Kiersten Krogstad
Grade 8, Copeland Middle School

Priscilla Tam
Grade 8, Brooklawn Middle School


Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2016-2017 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Mayo Performing Arts Center has been named 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres.

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