HYATTSVILLE, MD — The Northwestern High School choir received a $5,000 grant from the Jane Henson Foundation that will off-set traveling expenses to a music festival in South Africa.
Jane Henson is the wife of late puppeteer Jim Henson, who graduated from Northwestern High in 1954. The school’s art wing – the Jim Henson School of Arts, Media and Communications – is named in his honor. The New York City-based foundation is a longtime supporter of the choir and the school’s creative arts program.
“Music provides our students with a showcase for their talents along with life-changing educational opportunities,” said Verjeana M. Jacobs, Esq., Chair of the Prince George's County Board of Education. “We appreciate the Jane Henson Foundation’s continued support.”
The choir will participate in the Ihlombe! South African music festival next summer.