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
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.