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2017-10-25 / Local News

Kenmore student to receive Horace Mann award

Kenmore East High School student Trenton Kelkenberg will receive the Buffalo State College Horace Mann K-12 Student Award in the area of the arts.

Kelkenberg was selected for the honor by an awards committee comprising Buffalo State faculty.

“We received many, many strong applications this year; however, Trenton’s nomination really stood out,” said Kathy R. Doody and Awilda Ramos-Zagarrigo, co-chairs of the awards committee.

Kelkenberg, along with members of his family, were invited to a special award ceremony at Buffalo State in November.

Kelkenberg plays trombone, participated in the Kenmore East High School band program last year and is also a member of one of the school’s jazz bands. He also studies hospitality at the Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Center.

The Horace Mann K-12 Student Award was established in honor of the late Horace Mann, a SUNY Distinguished Service professor emeritus of exceptional education at Buffalo State who died in 2010.

Schools at which Buffalo State has teacher candidates in field experiences are eligible to nominate one distinguished student to recognize his or her achievements in the arts, music, athletics, technology and school engagement.

Kelkenberg was nominated by his music teacher at Kenmore East, Michael Ihde.

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