Tanque Verde Foundation Awards Ms. Londa Hopkins the Dr. Douglas E. Price Innovation Award

Londa Hopkins receives innovation award

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We are so pleased to announce that Ms. Londa Hopkins, Choir, Musical Theatre & Technical Theatre teacher at Emily Gray Jr. High School, is the recipient of the Tanque Verde Foundation's 2018 Dr. Douglas E. Price Award for Innovation for the EGJH Musical Theatre Program!


Ms. Hopkins' grant request was for $2500 for equipment to start building a sound system that is capable of supporting the high quality musical theatre and stage productions that our junior high students participate in, and that showcase their talent. In addition, Ms. Hopkins plans to expand the curriculum of the Theatre Tech class to include sound production.


Believing the funds will make a significant and lasting enhancement for the performing arts program, and a valuable impact for students, the Tanque Verde Foundation (TVF) board voted to grant Ms. Hopkins the full $8100, allowing her to acquire the full implement of sound equipment needed.


The timing of the grant awards allowed Vieri Tenuta, TVF Vice President, and Dr. Scott Hagerman, Superintendent, to surprise Ms. Hopkins at the Spring Choir Concert and Musical Theatre show, Mulan Jr. And what an emotional surprise it was!


Audience members stood and applauded Ms. Hopkins, who said she has never been so surprised, and was overjoyed at having this opportunity for her students.


One of her favorite quotes, from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto states, "Music education is a powerful tool for attaining children's full intellectual, creative and social potential."


Ms. Hopkins is an outstanding member of the Tanque Verde Unified School District, a teacher who has a gift for connecting with students and encouraging them to explore their talents.


Congratulations, Ms. Hopkins!


For more information or to learn how to get involved with the Tanque Verde Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation, please visit their website at: http://tvseef.org/

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