Williams-Lanning wins national award

Mar 05, 2014
Photo by: Donated photo HONORED — Karen Williams-Lanning was honored by an international organization for outstanding work.

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.

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