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Lindsey Vasquez

2006 Howard Heidbrink Scholarship

Lindsey Vasquez - 2006 Howard Heidbrink Scholarship

Lindsey Vasquez is this years recipient of the Howard Heidbrink Scholarship.  Lindsey is a graduate of the South Holt High School at Oregon, MO.  She is currently a student at Northwest Missouri State University with a major in Vocal Music Education.  Among her involvement in college extracurricular activities, she is a member of the Northwest's show choir "Celebration" serving as the chair of the Jazz & Show Choir Festival this year.

Lindsey shares that she believes that education is important no matter the size of school one teaches or attends.  Growing up in a small community and attending a very small school, I believe teachers have the ability to change lives and that has always been a goal in my life.

Music and music education is a passion of mine.  Planning to stay in the rural area and teach in a rural school district, I hope to one day be able to spark that same enthusiasm in my students.

One of her teachers shares that Lindsey possesses excellent leadership abilities.  She goes out of her way to do extra things in the music department.  She relates well with her peers and teachers.

One of former classroom teachers says that Lindsey has always been mature beyond her years.  She's not afraid of any challenge, and I know that she will be very successful as a music teacher.