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8-year-old urges Palmer School Committee to spare music program

By WGGB Staff

PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) — Music, art and library programs are on the budget chopping block for the school system, but a local 8-year-old girl is getting vocal to try to save them so she can enjoy them in the future.

Stella Fulkerson loves to play the piano, and hopes to learn to play the flute so she can be in the Palmer High School marching band. Stella’s older brother and sister both play musical instruments, and Stella has had the opportunity to watch them perform.

However, her family is worried that budget cuts could force the music program to get cut from the elementary and middle schools. At the urging of her mother, Stella wrote a letter to the School Committee, which they read at a meeting.

Stella said she’s hoping the committee can find a way to fund the programs so she can follow her dreams of playing music in school.


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