Fifty-eight District 196 high school students were named All-State Musicians by the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) for the 2012-13 school year. The selected students, listed below by high school and the all-state performing group they were selected for, will participate in a summer camp and have the opportunity to perform at MMEA's annual conference next spring.
APPLE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Brandon Caplin, Mitchell Dawson, Blair Kelly, Danielle Sampers and Liam Tyler, Symphonic Band; Weber Anderson, Max Courtright and Ian McKeag, Men's Choir; Kyle Levac, Caroline Loe and Scott Mattison, Concert Band; Lawrence Hessburg and Parker King-Fournier, Jazz Ensemble; Allison Heuer and Kellie Metzger, Mixed Choir; Taryn Stilley, Women's Choir, and Iver Cleveland, Wind Alternate.
EAGAN HIGH SCHOOL
Evan Esslinger, Matt Gleason, Carly Mau and Nicole Moran, Mixed Choir; Rachel Larson, Paulina Marell, Simon Plum and Annika Stromme, Concert Band; Ryan Masso, Jenna Peterson and Alex Plum, Jazz Ensemble; Lauren Anderson and Eric Schmitt, Orchestra; Elizabeth Frick and Madison Wilson, Women's Choir; Mary Larson, Symphonic Band, and Peter Doebler and Carleigh Swanson, Wind Alternates.
EASTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
Lara Akal and Payton Dela Cruz, Women's Choir; Jake Speikers and Dan Spika, Men's Choir; Peter Loehrer and Lauren Stepka, Mixed Choir; Lauren Schaffran, Jazz Ensemble; Yeohosua Suh, Orchestra; Anna Underhill, Symphonic Band, and Nick Brown and Elise Jacobson, Wind Alternates.
ROSEMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL
Josh Hugo, Andrew Johnson, Brittany Majeski and Joe Vitullo, Symphonic Band; Alison Baker and Isaiah Collins, Mixed Choir; Luke Banchy and Andrew Jeon, Men's Choir; Christy Emanuelson and Maddie Holtze, Women's Choir; Blake Kaner, Orchestra, and Cole Jobin, Wind Alternate.
District 196 serves approximately 27,000 students in early childhood, K-12 and special education programs combined, and offers community education programs for residents of all ages. District 196 includes all or part of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville and Empire and Vermillion townships. For more information, visit www.district196.org.