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11 Northwest New Jersey school districts receive 2020 Best Communities for Music Education honor

NEW JERSEY – Eleven Northwest New Jersey school districts have been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.

Morris County:

  • Mount Olive Township School District
  • West Morris Regional High School District
  • Jefferson Township Public Schools
  • Rockaway Township School District
  • Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Schools
  • Randolph Township Schools
  • Madison Public Schools
  • Kinnelon School District
  • Montville Township Public Schools

Sussex County:

  • Vernon Township School District

Hunterdon County:

  • Flemington-Raritan School District

The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education.  Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.

These eleven school districts are among 754 in the nation and 49 in the state to be named among the Best Communities for Music Education.

East Hanover Middle School and Ridgedale Middle School both in Morris County are among 148 schools in the nation and 13 schools in the state to receive the SupportMusic Merit Award.

The SupportMusic Merit Award is an opportunity for an individual school (public, private, parochial or charter) to be acknowledged for its commitment to music education. It is a “school-only” distinction awarded as part of the Best Communities for Music Education program.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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