EVESHAM >> Cherokee High School Marching Band senior Christina Lee was recently awarded the Tournament of Bands (T.O.B.) – Region 1 Group 3 Open Scholarship.
T.O.B. Region 1 awards one $500 scholarship each year to an outstanding member from each group size and classification. Lee, was chosen among 41 candidates in Group 3 who applied. Students filled out an online application and composed an essay pertaining to their participation in the marching band activity and what it has taught them throughout their years.
Lee's essay spoke of the values, work ethic, and structure that the Cherokee Band has helped her realize and how the band, as a family, has helped her become a better leader and overall better person.
The scholarships were read anonymously by band directors and the assistant coordinator of T.O.B. Once reduced to the final five applicants, Lee was the unanimous choice. She is the type of student and role model the Tournament of Bands’ scholarship program embraces.