Her winning essay titled, “Music Education: Decrease the Youth Population in the South Dakota Court System”, focuses on encouraging music education. The essay discusses how research groups have found music does indeed play a role in learning. Testing scores were rated 25 percent higher if a child is involved in some type of avid music activity. In addition, participation in a form of music performance helps young adults focus on a positive aspect of life eliminating the negative stimuli that often causes teens to end up in the court system.
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