Sweet, Sweet Music

NEWPORT, VT - The Newport Rotary Club's 68th Annual Northeastern Vermont Music Festival was held this weekend at North Country Union High School. Students from all over northern Vermont participated.The event featured a festival chorus and band, a series of ensembles and some great music directed by music teachers from various schools.This year's recipients of the 2012 Croudis Scholarships Fund were Perry Emerson from St. Johnsbury Academy, Chelsea Kaye Lanphear from Lamoille Union High School, and Emma Brown from People's Academy. Newport Rotary Festival Chairman Bill Gardyne presented the scholarships. The scholarship is named for former beloved music teacher Dick Croudis.Rotarians Wendy Franklin and Janet Cartee helped with housing arrangements for the hundreds of students who arrived in the area Thursday.