Under the direction of Dr. Darlene Wedington-Clark the Desert Vista Orchestra and Guitar practices for their holiday concert on December 6th at 7pm at the Joe McDonald Auditorium on Desert Vista campus.. Dec 12, 2011. Darryl Webb/AFN

Darryl Webb

Desert Vista High School teacher Darlene Wedington-Clark is hitting all the right notes with her music students. One, in particular, is 14-year-old Timothy Newport. The freshman classical guitarist is not only excelling in the school’s strings program, He’s also taken up the violin. All of Wedington-Clark’s students are performing at a higher level, making beautiful music in the school’s Concert Strings Orchestra.

For her inspiration and leadership to her students, Wedington-Clark was named the Fulton Homes Teacher of the Week for week of April 7-11. Timothy’s mother, Barbara Newport, nominated Wedington-Clark for the award.

In May a “Teacher of the Year” will be chosen from the list of weekly winners, and he or she will be presented with a $1,000 check at a ceremony celebrating all the weekly winners. Based on the entries received, a panel of judges will select the champion and the teacher will be announced and commended with gifts at the year-end banquet.

For more information about Fulton Homes Teacher of the Week, visit www.fultonhomes.com and click on the “Fulton Foundation” link, or visit knixcountry.com, keyword “Teacher.”

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