Five MS Students Honored At White House - - Jackson, MS

Five MS Students Honored At White House

WASHINGTON, D. C (Mississippi News Now) -  Five students who participate in an after school program at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale were honored at the White House Monday.

The students participate in an after school Arts and Education program that teaches students to play music and keeps the history of the Delta Blues alive. Students are taught to play the blues on the instrument or instruments of their choice according to a press release.

The 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award was presented to the students by First Lady Michelle Obama.  The students also performed at the ceremony.  The students left for Washington November 8th and will return to Clarksdale Tuesday.  The Delta Blues Museum is located in downtown Clarksdale and according to its website it is the oldest music museum in Mississippi.

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