East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School eighth-grader Nicholas Stebner received the prestigious honor to participate in the American Choral Director’s Association National Middle School/Junior High Honor Choir. The Honor Choir was held in Kansas City, Missouri, and was a part of the ACDA’s 60th anniversary Jubilee National Conference.
Stebner joined students from around the country to rehearse with the esteemed conductor, Dr. Derrick Fox. At the end of the conference, students gave a performance in the state-of-the-art Kauffman Performance Center.
The National Honor Choir is an auditioned ensemble that performs every two years. This is the first time the district has had a student selected for the National Honor Choir. The music department is proud of this achievement and applauds the dedication and practice that Stebner demonstrated while preparing for this event.