Amberlee Baerwaldt, a senior at Lake Worth High School, was selected as an Outstanding Performer at the 2018 Texas State Solo-Ensemble Vocal Solo Contest. She is pictured below with Lake Worth High School Choir Director Bryce Lowrance. The medal she received, also pictured in the photo gallery below, is identical to those awarded to state champions at UIL events making this a very prestigious honor. Mr. Lowrance presented the medal to Amberlee at the August 20, 2018 school board meeting. That was the first Amberlee was aware that she had received the honor. Amberlee also received a letter from Dr. Bradley Kent, State Director of Music for the University Interscholastic League (UIL). The text of the letter is below.
June 1, 2018
On behalf of the University Interscholastic League please allow me to congratulate you for being selected as an OUTSTANDING PERFORMER at the 2018 Texas State Solo-Ensemble Vocal Solo Contest. Of the approximately 100,000 students participating in the regional UIL music contests and the 25,000 musicians who performed at TSSEC, only 2%-3% of the solo performances earned the distinguished honor of being recognized as an OUTSTANDING PERFORMER. This achievement is truly a mark of musical excellence! In recognition of this honor please accept the enclosed draped medal. The medallion is identical to those awarded to state champions in all UIL events. Wear it with pride. Awards of this nature do not come easily and reflect the efforts of many individuals. Your parents, school and teachers are to be commended for their contribution to your success. I encourage you to share this honor with them. At the same time remember that you alone through your own talent, dedication and hard work made this accomplishment a reality. I extend to you my personal best wishes for continued success as you strive for musical excellence.
Dr. Bradley N. Kent
Stale Director of Music
You are one OUTSTANDING BULLFROG