So much to write about and so many stories to tell—what a fantastic week at UNC/C!

One of the biggest challenges each summer is the Academy that begins right after the July 4th holiday.  There are all sorts of potential travel “issues” — airline delays, traffic jams, and of course just trying to get out of the house and saying goodbye to family.  Fortunately, for whatever reason, this year everything went off without a hitch.  Staff all arrived on schedule, students checked in without any problems and DMA/UNCC got started at a high energy level from all!

March offs were scheduled as weather allowed—pop up thunderstorms required some creative adjustments to schedules–but all in all plenty of opportunities for implementation of listening/performance skills prevailed.

Winners included:

Angelo Sylvester, Louisville HS in OH
Kyle Wrenn, Athens Drive HS in NC

Until 2010 North Carolina!

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