Milford High School band member, Chris Lankford, was recently accepted to the Delaware Governor’s School for Excellence in music. This is a one-week summer residential program that brings together academically and artistically talented Delaware high school students who have completed their sophomore year. Students live in residence halls on the Newark campus and attend either the academic program–consisting of discussions, lectures, debates, and films revolving around a specific theme–or the visual and performing arts program, which provides tutorial instruction with a noted artist and culminates in a performance or public display of the students’ work.
Mrs. Smith, his music teacher, explained what makes Chris so special, “Chris makes himself a standout from the rest of the band. He truly has the drive and passion for music and mastering all he can. He encompasses all the skills necessary for a successful young musician; discipline, meticulousness, and humbleness. I hold him as the aspiration I encourage all my band kids to meet. He is a leader not only amongst his percussion section, but amongst the ensemble as well.” Students are nominated to participate in Governor’s School through their schools, in a competitive application as well as audition process.
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