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The teachers behind the success of Oakton High School’s Performing Arts Department. From left Debra Myers, Orchestra teacher; middle Tiffany Powell, chorus teacher; Cheryl Newton, band teacher.

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Oakton High Receives Blue Ribbon Award

Performing Arts Department recognized for performing at superior level.

Oakton High School’s Performing Arts Department is the recipient of a Virginia Music Educators Association Blue Ribbon School Award for 2011-2012. This award is also known as "the Performing Arts Department’s Standardized Test" according to Oakton’s Orchestra teacher Debra Myers. Back in February a panel of judges at the District Festival assessed the performance of Oakton’s band, chorus and orchestra. On May 11, Oakton was honored with a Blue Ribbon Award.

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