We come from greatness – Tyrone Jefferson, 2016 ASC Honors

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Tyrone Jefferson, executive director and musician with A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas and former music director and trombonist for music legend James Brown, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors award for lifetime achievement in music.
Why this matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender Tyrone Jefferson likes to quote civil rights activist Marcus M. Garvey who said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a …

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Revealing subjects – Sonia Handelman Meyer, 2016 ASC Honors

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Why this matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender Sonia Handelman Meyer’s passion for photography grew from a chance encounter she had in 1942 while working as a civilian for the U.S. Army Signal Corp at Ft. …

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Replacing fear with understanding – Beverly Penninger, 2016 ASC Honors,

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Why this matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender Telling others’ stories is a privilege documentary filmmaker Beverley Penninger undertakes with the utmost respect and sense of responsibility. “I never start a project with any preconceived ideas,” …

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Strike up the band – Windy Fullagar, ASC Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching

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Windy Fullagar, band director at Alexander Graham Middle School in Charlotte, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors – Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award.
Why this matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender Alexander Graham Middle School Band Director Windy Fullagar got hooked on making music in the eighth grade. She made a decision then that her career would always revolve …

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Even better next year – Ann Jacob, ASC Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching

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Ann Jacob, a fourth/fifth grade teacher at New Town Elementary in Waxhaw, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors – Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award.
Why this matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender Ann Jacob views challenging students as a way for children to achieve possibilities beyond what they imagine for themselves. A future filled with possibility and opportunity is what …

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