UNION — The Union Music Club has selected Carmen Sliwa to be the 2017 recipient of The Boinest Morgan Medal for excellence in piano study.
This medal is awarded annually in memory of Mrs. Genie Boinest Morgan, who had a wonderful reputation for teaching piano in Union.
Carmen, the daughter of Gregory and Elaine Peake, is a ninth grader at Union County High School. Carmen is a member of the Beta Club and recently auditioned for and was accepted in the Gifted and Talented Music Class. She played viola in the school orchestra from 5th grade through 7th grade. Carmen won the Miss Sims Pageant in 2015-2016, playing the piano for the talent portion of the pageant.
Carmen participates each year in the National Federation of Music Clubs Auditions at Converse College. She has received gold cups at Jr. Festival for participating in the Solos Category, the Hymn Playing Category, and the Written Test Theory.
Carmen is a piano student of Suzy Smith and she has been taking piano lessons since kindergarten.