The Texas Music Educator Association named Benjamin Colombo, a junior at Ballinger High School this past year, as a Texas Music Scholar for the 2017-2018 school year. The award was presented at the Who's Who Awards Program, held at Ballinger High School Tuesday, May 8.

The Texas Music Educator Association named Benjamin Colombo, a junior at Ballinger High School this past year, as a Texas Music Scholar for the 2017-2018 school year. The award was presented at the Who’s Who Awards Program, held at Ballinger High School Tuesday, May 8.

Ballinger High School Band Director Janet Wilson and Choral Director Dale Ellis concurred in nominating Benjamin for this honor. The award is given to students who have exhibited outstanding qualities in scholastic merit, musicianship and citizenship in their school and community.

"Benjamin was an outstanding student and performer in both band and choir and actually qualified for this award in both organizations," Ellis said.

The Texas Music Educators Association, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is sponsor of the Texas All-State Bands, Orchestras, and Choirs, and is an association of over 13,000 music teachers whose goals are to support music education in Texas, provide professional growth opportunities for educators, foster public support for music in schools, and offer quality musical experiences for students.