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Morristown Grad Receives ‘Hickory Tree’ Scholarship for Musical Education

Katherine Merwin will take an extra $1K in education tuition with her to Boston University.

Katherine Merwin. Photo Courtesy Hickory Tree Chorus
Katherine Merwin. Photo Courtesy Hickory Tree Chorus

As Katherine Merwin prepares for college, she’ll be bringing with her some extra money and an award to boot.

The recently-graduated Morristown High School alumna is being honored this summer with a Hickory Tree Chorus Award and Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for her commitment to vocal music education, according to a press release from the organization.

Meriwn has performed with numerous choirs throughout high school including the All-Eastern Choir of 2013, the New Jersey Mixed Chorus of 2011, 2012, and 2013, the New Jersey Region I Chorus of 2012 and 2013, and her high school’s choir.  She was ranked number two out of all choristers in both All-State Choruses for 2013 in New Jersey and first in the Northern Region in 2013.  In 2013-14 she was also a finalist for the New Jersey Governor’s award in Vocal Music, the statement said.

Merwin will attend Boston University in the fall and pursue a degree in vocal performance. She will receive the award on July 16 at a ceremony and perform thereafter.

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