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The Afterschool Awards, a nationwide contest spotlighting and rewarding outstanding afterschool achievements for elementary, middle school and junior high school students, is now underway and set to conclude on June 25.The Afterschool Awards, a nationwide contest spotlighting and rewarding outstanding afterschool achievements for elementary, middle school and junior high school students, is now underway and set to conclude on June 25.  Students enter this free contest in up to four different categories: Science, Music and Arts, Sports and Community Service, and can earn up to $10,000 in cash toward their future education. 

The Afterschool Awards was created as a partnership initiative by industry leaders on behalf of IZOD, JCPenney, and NOW That’s What I Call Music, to encourage students to pursue extracurricular activities and stay safe afterschool. The winners are chosen by the American public when beginning, July 4, 2012 they go online and vote for their favorite entry in each category.The winners will be announced at an exciting live webcast on August 17, 2012.

Learn more at www.afterschoolawards.com



 


On the Road

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Directors who make a Difference

Do you know a fantastic K-12 instrumental music educator who is deserving of recognition in SBO?

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SBO Web Poll

This year, our primary major band travel is for:

Festival Competitions - 42.5%
Public Performances - 30%
Educational Workshops - 5%
Some of All of the Above - 20%

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