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Delaware Valley Band Student Awarded Academic Scholarship
To: For Immediate Release
From: Lance Rauh, Director of Bands
RE: DVHS jazz Student earns scholarship
Alex Testino, senior band member at Delaware Valley High School Band earned the Ralph Hughes Memorial Jazz Scholarship. This $1000 dollar award recognizes the most academically proficient jazz student participating in the 2012 Celebration of the Arts Honors Jazz Band. The COTA Cats, as they are affectionately known, is a big band jazz ensemble that highlights the top high school jazz students in the Pocono area.
The Ralph Hughes Scholarship honors the memory of Jazz trumpet player Ralph Hughes who was an integral personality in the Pocono Mountains jazz scene. The scholarship is sponsored by Michael and Elvi De Lotto of Antelao Restaurant in Delaware Water Gap, PA, and recognizes the most academically proficient senior COTA Cat based on his or her grade point average and class rank. Alex Testino is the third Delaware Valley band member to be awarded this prestigious honor.