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Runnels Seniors Win Music Scholarships

06/21/2018

Four members of the Class of 2018 who were long-time members of our band, harp and string programs have been awarded music scholarships to continue their studies at the college level. Violist Harrison Bonaventure, trombonist Sam Day, harpist Jordyn Miller, and cellist Sean Parker were recognized for this honor at the Runnels High School Commencement Ceremony held in the Gladys Hague Runnels Theatre on May 19.

     
Harrison Bonaventure received a music scholarship to Birmingham Southern College where he has been invited to play viola in their music program. This year he was selected as a member of the All-Parish Honor Orchestra. Harrison is the son of Shelley Martin and Todd Bonaventure
     
Sam Day was awarded a music scholarship to play the trombone for the University of Lafayette "Pride of Acadiana" Marching Band. He also was invited to perform in the school's music program in the spring. Sam recently was honored by the Louisiana Music Educators Association with an Academic All-State Award. Sam is the son of Melissa and Michael Day.
     
Jordyn Miller has received a Music Arts scholarship to Birmingham Southern College where she will continue her harp studies and perform in the school music program. A champion swimmer, Jordyn also was recruited as a member of the Birmingham Southern Swim Team. Jordyn is the daughter of Tammy and Kevin Miller 
     
Sean Parker will be playing the cello in the Emory University Symphony Orchestra as a representative of the Emory Scholars Program. In addition to performing at Carnegie Hall with the Honors Performance Series as an eighth grader, Sean was a member of the All-State and All-Parish Orchestras for all four years of high school. In addition, he is a recipient of the Louisiana Music Educators Association Academic All-State Award. He is the son of Robert Parker and Wendy Holden-Parker.