RECOGNIZING MR. GORDON SNYDER FOR BEING NAMED THE 2015 NATIONAL MUSIC EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 6
(Extensions of Remarks - January 11, 2016)

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 RECOGNIZING MR. GORDON SNYDER FOR BEING NAMED THE 2015 NATIONAL MUSIC 
                          EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

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                          HON. RICHARD HUDSON

                           of north carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, January 11, 2016

  Mr. HUDSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Mr. Gordon Snyder 
for being named by Music and Arts the 2015 National Music Educator of 
the Year. Music and Arts is a national retail chain dedicated to 
providing musicians with the instruments and products they need to 
enhance their musical talents.
  Mr. Snyder currently serves as Director of Instrumental Music at A.L. 
Brown High School, located in Kannapolis, North Carolina. He was 
nominated for the award by fellow educators, and had several students 
write letters of recommendation on his behalf This is a testament to 
the respect Mr. Snyder has earned from both his peers and his students, 
and I am extremely grateful for his commitment to ensuring our 
community's students receive a high-quality education.
  Although the National Music Educator of the Year award has been given 
for several years by Music and Arts, Mr. Snyder is the first recipient 
from the state of North Carolina. This is a particularly impressive 
accomplishment, as this year nearly 2,000 educators were nominated for 
this award. The winner of this award was selected for their ingenuity 
in their academic programs, and was also judged on the educator's 
impact in the community and their band's performance. Our community is 
fortunate to have Mr. Snyder dedicate his time and talents to educating 
our students.
  Mr. Speaker, please join me today in congratulating Mr. Snyder for 
being named the 2015 National Music Educator of the Year and wish him 
well as he continues to make a positive difference in the lives of his 
students.

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