Williams-Lanning wins national award
Swain High School band director Karen Williams-Lanning, of Waynesville, was honored recently at the Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference in Chicago.
The Women Band Directors International presented Williams-Lanning with the Summa Cum Laude Award which recognizes outstanding programs in small high schools.
Williams-Lanning was nominated by Fran Shelton of Hendersonville High School, who is the chairwoman of the Summa Cum Laude committee and past president of Women Band Directors International.
Williams-Lanning is a graduate of Tuscola High School, and she and her husband, Rick, live in Waynesville.