Melissa High School student Jerremy Fender, a Tenor Trombone in the Mighty Cardinals Band, received the honor of being named a Texas Music Scholar.

Fender was nominated for this honor by Michael Reddell,Director of Bands at Melissa/ The award is given by the Texas Music Educators Association, which sponsors the Texas All-State Bands, Orchestras and Choirs. Last year fewer than 1,500 students were named as Texas Music Scholars.

The award is given to students who have exhibited outstanding qualities in scholastic merit, musicianship and citizenship in their school and community during the 2012-2013 school year.

The Texas Music Educators Association, headquartered in Austin, is an association of more than 10,000 music teachers whose goals are to support music education in Texas, provide professional growth opportunities for educators, foster public support for music in schools and offer quality musical experiences for students.