The Prince George’s County Arts and Humanities Council presented Emory Andrews, Oxon Hill High School’s choir director, with the Steven C. Newsome Artist Scholar Award at a ceremony Nov. 17 at Bowie State University.
The council recognized Andrews because of his “outstanding contributions to the arts and humanities benefitting Prince George’s County,” said spokeswoman Andrea R. Williams said. Andrews has been an educator for 35 years, including 15 years at Oxon Hill High School, where he formed the school’s now award-winning vocal music department.
Andrews said in a statement that he felt “so blessed to be honored” with the award.
“This is an awesome blessing to receive on my way to heaven,” Andrews said in a statement. “Thank you for allowing me to serve Prince George’s County in the area of the arts.”