Thursday, May 30, 2013

Grammys & Ford Recognizes Compton High

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(L-R) Compton High School’s Anthony Ransfer, Music Teacher; Dr. Letitia Badley, Principal; Rodolfo Zendejas, Assistant Principal, Renee Cobb, Pamela Alexander, Ford Motor Company Fund and Joseph Langford, Grammy Foundation.
Compton High School’s Music Program is one of the Top 6 in the Nation for 2013.
They were awarded a GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award along with a check for $5,500 with the support from Ford Motor Company Fund to the GRAMMY Foundation.

The Enterprise Award category recognizes efforts made by schools that are economically underserved.  The students were also treated to GRAMMY Camp – Basic Training, a GRAMMY in the Schools initiative of the GRAMMY Foundation.  Top music industry professional discussed the realities of the music business and careers in music with the students.

Photo by:  Maury Phillips

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