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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
Jaymarie Santana, senior band member at Delaware Valley High School, earned the 2012 Michael Lacey Memorial Jazz Scholarship. This $500 dollar award recognizes the dedication, commitment and community spirit of a deserving 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 and performs every year at the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts (COTA) jazz festival.
The Michael Lacey Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of the former COTA Cat who was tradgically killed in an auto accident in the fall of 2007. Jaymarie Santana is the first Delaware Valley High School band member to be awarded this prestigious honor.