The Governor’s Award for Musical Excellence is presented to an outstanding high school senior each year.
The 2020 Mena High School recipient is Hope Egger.
Hope has been a member of the Spotlight Singers throughout her high school career. She was an all region honors choir member each year from seventh grade through her senior year. She was an all state choir member her junior year. She currently serves as president of the Spotlight Singers and was recently voted Spotlight Singers student of the month.
Students are nominated for the award based on the highest standards of musicianship, teamwork, dedication, character, and attitude. “Hope definitely embodies all these standards and more. It has been an honor to work with her the past 4 years. She is a very special young person,” states choir director, Ferroll “Tammy” Taylor.
Hope is the daughter of Scott Egger and the late Jayme Ozanich.