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DePauw First-Year Student Wins Music Award

August 22, 2001

August 22, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - Just a few days before arriving on the DePauw University campus to begin her college career as a Lilly Scholar, Jessica Sandy was honored for the contributions she made to her community of West Lafayette, Indiana through music. Sandy, a 2001 graduate of West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School, became the first-ever recipient of the Marshall C. Howenstein Music Honor. It was presented by the Lafayette Kiwanis Club, which created the award, at a banquet on Thursday, August 16, 2001.

Sandy was a member of her high school's band and choir, and had lead roles in several musical productions. The award carries with it a $500 scholarship. "I'm studying vocal performance in college and I hope to become a performer some day," Sandy told the Lafayette Journal and Courier. "But if not, I'll be equally as happy becoming a teacher -- I have been very inspired by all my teachers at West Side and would like to be able to give that back."

Musical notesThe award's namesake, Marshall Howenstein, taught music at the high school for 30 years. Now 100 years old, he was on hand to congratulate the inaugural winner.

An article from the August 17th Journal and Courier, complete with a picture of Jessica Sandy and Marshall Howenstein, can be accessed online by clicking here.

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