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Fort Worth ISD Music Teacher to receive Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Score a Goal In The Classroom Incentive Program have named RAMON NINO, III the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award for being selected the most outstanding Music Teacher in all of North Texas.  The award presentation will take place at the 7:30 p.m. performance of the Fort Worth Symphony on May 14, 2016 at Bass Hall.

The Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award has been established, in his memory, to honor outstanding school employees.  Mr. Friedman, a renowned civic leader, was a strong proponent of challenging students and educators to continuously strive to raise the level of education and excellence of those in positions of serving our children and communities.

Mr. Nino is recognized as one of the most creative and passionate mariachi music teachers in all the nation.  Under his remarkable leadership, North Side High School’s Mariachi Espuelas de Plata has represented our community at numerous state competitions and successfully participated in competitions throughout the United States.  His talented students have performed at Carnegie Hall obtaining numerous standing ovations from the sell-out audience for their outstanding performance.

Our HERO received his Bachelor of Music degree from Texas A&M, Kingsville.  Ramon and his wife, Victoria, who is also an outstanding teacher, have one son nicknamed DITTY!

In addition to the HERO Award, XTO Energy, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, is presenting Ramon with a $1,000 honorarium in appreciation of all that he does for our community’s children.