EMMA Concert Association is excited to announce that recent St. Augustine High School (SAHS) graduate, Mark Stevens, is the 2020 recipient of the annual EMMA Means Music Scholarship Award. EMMA Board President, Joanne Everett, and SAHS Principal, Dr. DeArmas Graham, recently presented Mark with a certificate of recognition. Mark will be attending Florida State University this fall to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Music Education and EMMA has sent ahead the scholarship check of $1,000 to FSU to be used toward Mark’s tuition and expenses. In Mark’s scholarship essay to EMMA, he wrote, “Music has always given me a purpose in life. It has shown me how to grow, how to care, how to learn, and how to love. I also feel that music has helped shape me into the young man that I am today. My goal in life is to become a successful music educator. However, teaching music is not the only responsibility that would go along with that. I want to become a well-rounded music educator that can serve as a model for others to follow and to leave a legacy behind in the State of Florida where students can thrive and enjoy making music with each other and can serve their communities well as mature young adults.”