Monmouth-Roseville High School Choral Director Kevin Ferry has been recognized with a prestigious award. The National Federation of State High School Associations has awarded Ferry with their Heart of the Arts Award for the state of Illinois. He was chosen from a pool of 100 nominees in the state.
The recipient could be any student, adult or group associated with the school’s performing arts program. This award, which is similar to the Spirit of Sport Award, covers a plethora of performing arts disciplines: Music, Speech, Debate, Theatre, Visual Arts and other performing arts activities that state associations may sponsor.
This award seeks to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of the positive heart of the arts that represent the core mission of education-based athletics. The award may be given in recognition of a specific act or for an activity of longer duration.
For example, it could be awarded to an individual (or group) that:
• has demonstrated exemplary “heart,” sportsmanship and/or citizenship in participation as it should occur;
• has exceeded normal expectations in assisting others within the school or community; or
• has overcome adversity or a challenging circumstance.
Congratulations to Mr. Ferry for receiving this impressive distinction!
written by Jackson Kane