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December 11, 2012
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Pau-Wa-Lu music program crescendoing

At a time when dollars for public education have steadily decreased, participation in one middle school's music program has steadily increased.

Pau-Wa-Lu music teacher Tammy Owens stands at the center of this trend. She has a simple philosophy:

"I believe you're dealt a set of cards, and you just play to the best of your ability," she said during a Dec. 5 interview. "I don't do this for a paycheck."

In five years at the school, the 51-year-old Gardnerville resident has seen enrollment in her performance groups alone swell from 32 to 182 students. That number entails those enrolled in …

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