At Fine Arts Awards Night on June 5, the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Award was presented by Mary Dunne. The annual award is:
“Given to an outstanding arts student who exemplifies musicianship and kindness, is cutting-edge progressive and appreciates a good laugh.
Lauren was a wonderfully unique, young woman, who saw the art in fashion,
Loved the camaraderie of singing with her fellow Muses,
And enjoyed playing the French horn in a multi-generational ensemble.
She did all of those things while wearing fabulous high-heeled shoes and a contagious smile.”
The award was presented to Gene Barton, an outstanding student who was a director in the T-Tones; was accepted to All-State and plans to study music in college. He plays the trumpet and has been a member of the Wayland High School Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Concert Choir & T-Tones.