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Student Wins Hammered Dulcimer Championship

Waubonsee graduate Katie Moritz, of Aurora, recently took first place in the Southern Regional Hammered Dulcimer Competition in Mountain View, Ark. She will move on to the national competition in Kansas in September.

Moritz has been studying the hammered dulcimer, a stringed trapezoidal instrument played with small mallets, for just five years. She participated in the national competition last year as well, having taken first place at the Mid-Eastern Regional Hammered Dulcimer Championships.

While at Waubonsee, Moritz took several music courses and participated in percussion ensemble and steel band. She graduated with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in graphic design last month.