The Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) recently honored Scott Cowart, Superintendent of Carroll County Schools, at their annual In-Service Conference. Mr. Cowart received the Friend of Music Education Award for the state of Georgia.
When GMEA first announced that Mr. Cowart was a 2019 award recipient, Neil Ruby, Director of Bands at Central High School stated, “There is no other person more deserving of this honor, and I am so proud of our state association for recognizing Mr. Cowart’s support of fine arts in Carroll County.”
Mr. Cowart was honored with the Friend of Music Education Award for going above and beyond to support music education. He is a 39-year veteran educator and leader who demonstrated his passion for Fine Arts education with the opening of the Carroll County Schools Performing Arts Center. The 42,500 square foot venue has hosted hundreds of events since opening in July of 2017, and the facility has provided premier opportunities for student performers from across the state, as well as professional talent.
Patti Martin, Director of Bands for Temple Middle School added, “Mr. Cowart has changed the face of music education in Carroll County with his support of our school programs. We could not have achieved the successes we have enjoyed without his persistent and loyal support.”
Cowart stated, “I am honored to have been chosen for the GMEA’s Friend of Music Education Award. I share this honor with all of our music educators and our Board of Education who are passionate about providing premier experiences in fine arts for our schools and our community.”