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Central Middle School teacher named semifinalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award

Paul Holzen 10/25/2018 -- Central Middle teacher, Paul Holzen, was selected as a semifinalist for the 2019 Grammy Music Educator Award. Holzen was chosen as one of 25 semifinalists nationally, out of 2,800 nominations, and the only teacher selected from Missouri. The teachers are recognized for making a lasting impact on students and music education.


Each year, one recipient is selected from 10 finalists and recognized for their impact on students' lives. The winner will be flown to New York to attend the Annual Grammy Awards and a range of Grammy week events. Nine additional finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium, and the schools of all 10 finalists will receive matching grants. Fifteen semifinalists will receive a $500 honorarium with matching school grants.