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Percussion teacher giving back his $500 to the students

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Kent is an outstanding educator. He oversees the percussion program for Rockwood Summit High School and Middle School. His students and percussion ensembles have reached incredible levels of success. For state solo and ensemble this year, the high school sent over 20 percussion ensembles and soloists with the majority of them earning 1 or top ratings.

Kent spends hours and hours daily, even during the summer, working working with the students to give them the best experience possible. There is a strong alumni base with numerous students coming back to visit each year because of the relationships he made on the students.

Kent is also a great father that understands his priorities and works successfully to have a balanced home and school life. I don't know that I could think of a better teacher to win this honor. Christie received $500.00 from Weber Chevrolet.

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