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Kenmore East Student to Receive Buffalo State College Horace Mann K-12 Student Award for the Arts

Congratulations to Kenmore East High School student Trenton Kelkenberg who will receive the Buffalo State College Horace Mann K-12 Student Award in the area of the Arts.

Trenton was selected for this honor by an awards committee comprised of Buffalo State College faculty.

“We received many, many strong applications this year; however, Trenton's nomination really stood out,” stated Kathy R. Doody and Awilda Ramos-Zagarrigo, co-chairs of the awards committee.

Trenton, along with members of his family, were invited to a special award ceremony at Buffalo State College in November.

Trenton, who plays trombone, participated in the Kenmore East High School band program last year and is also a member of one of the school’s jazz bands. He also studies hospitality at the Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Center.

The Horace Mann K-12 Student Award was established in honor of the late Horace Mann, a SUNY Distinguished Service professor emeritus of exceptional education at Buffalo State College who passed away in 2010. Schools at which Buffalo State College has teacher candidates in field experiences are eligible to nominate one distinguished student to recognize his or her achievements in the arts, music, athletics, technology, and school engagement. Trenton was nominated by his music teacher at Kenmore East, Michael Ihde.