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Zabelsky named top music teacher in state

Douglas High Music Director Bill Zabelsky received the honor of a lifetime April 20 when the Nevada Music Educators Association named him the 2012-13 Music Teacher of the Year for the entire state. The honor was announced during the All State Music Festival in Las Vegas. “I was stunned,” Zabelsky said Monday. “It feels pretty special to be recognized by all the music teachers in Nevada.” Zabelsky’s former student Jason Smith, now the music director of Fernley High School, and Dayton High Music Director Julie Bumgardner presented the award to “Mr. Z.” “It was pretty exciting,” said Zabelsky. “I would …

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