Hartsville High School’s Watkins named 2017 SCMEA Outstanding Young Music Educator

Hartsville High School’s Watkins named 2017 SCMEA Outstanding Young Music Educator
Posted on 01/25/2017
Cameron WatkinsDARLINGTON, S.C. – The South Carolina Music Educators Association (SCMEA) named Cameron Watkins, Hartsville High School’s band director, the 2017 Outstanding Young Music Educator for the state.

The SCMEA will honor Watkins on Feb. 3 during the General Session of the SCMEA Professional Development Conference in Columbia.

Hartsville High School Principal Dr. Charlie Burry heaped praise on Watkins’ success in leading the band and fostering relationships with students.

“Mr. Cameron Watkins is an exceptional band director,” Burry said. “He directs a very well-organized and highly structured program, one that requires much of his students. He is able to extract this kind of commitment from his students because they know that he cares for them as more than musicians or pieces in this year’s show. Our band program represents our school and community in an exemplary manner throughout the southeast United States. We are proud to have the 2017 SCMEA Outstanding Young Music Educator as a member of our Red Fox family.”

The SCMEA included on its website a press release honoring Watkins. The release can be found at http://www.scmea.net/2017-scmea-award-winners/.

For more information about programs at Hartsville High School and other schools in Darlington County School District, please contact the Office of Communications at 843-398-2284 or visit www.darlington.k12.sc.us.