Oak Grove receives national award for performing arts

Oak Grove receives national award for performing arts
Oak Grove High School was recognized for excellence in its performing arts programs. (Source: WDAM)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A Pine Belt high school has been recognized for its performing arts programs.

Oak Grove High School was named the recipient of this year’s national Performing Arts School of Excellence Award. The award is given by the National Federation of State High School Associations once a year to one deserving high school that goes above and beyond to represent the arts and sports.

Oak Grove High School Performing Arts (Source: Oak Grove High School yearbook staff)

They are making history in the state of Mississippi as the only state high school to receive the award.

Dr. James Weaver, NFHS director of performing arts and sports, will be at the football game Friday night to present the award to Principal Helen price as well as the district leadership team and the school’s performing arts staff.

Oak Grove is the first Mississippi school to earn the award.
Oak Grove is the first Mississippi school to earn the award. (Source: WDAM)

The award presentation will happen at 6:45 just before Oak Grove’s home football game Friday night.

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