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2020 MSHE Scholarship Recipient:
Congratulations to Delaney Wirtala, MSHE's 2020 scholarship winner
Delaney has been a musician since kindergarten. She played her way through grade school on her little red violin until she met the percussion section of Marching Band as a freshman in high school. From there on out, she has been hitting things of all kinds making a wonderful racket! While in high school, she was selected for All-State and All-Northwest learning and concert experiences. She was also fortunate to play with the Glacier Symphony and the Flathead Valley Community College for their musical and theatrical performances. Now at the U of M, she plays in the Marching and Symphonic bands (rarely are freshmen allowed in Symphonic bands), the Missoula Symphony and in numerous percussion ensembles. Last summer she was selected by the elite drum corps “Jersey Surf” to tour and compete against other corps all across the country. (DCI was cancelled this year due to Covid.) She will graduate with a degree in Music Performance and has made the Dean’s list for both of her Freshman semesters. She is very grateful for the financial support from MSHE to allow her to follow her passion.