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RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Several Benjamin Franklin Middle School and Ridgewood high school students achieved musical honors recently. were named to the Bergen County Honor Band recently.

Ten BFMS students were named to the Bergen County Honor Band. They competed against several other seventh and eighth grade students in other Bergen County school districts for the distinction.

The following students acheived the honor:

Seventh Grade:

Eunice Cha - Clarinet, Jiwon Park - Flute, Chloe Nam - Flute, Janice Yoon - French Horn.

Eighth Grade:

Tony An - Clarinet, Teddy Moll - French Horn, Andrew Kim - Tenor Sax, Stefanie Haas - Trombone, Emma Matthews - Trumpet and Andrew Song - Mallets.

Ridgewood High School senior Morgan Mastrangelo was recently the highest scored singer for the NJ All-State Opera Festival auditions.

Morgan was awarded the C. Scripps Beebee Scholarship and the New Jersey Governor's Award.

Other Ridgewood High School students participating in the N.J. All-State Opera Festival at Paramus High School were senior Sophia Gao (selected soloist), senior Kenny Crane-Moscowitz (selected soloist), junior Spencer Gonzalez, and sophomore Cindy Lee.

Mastrangelo was also ranked the highest tenor in the state in the All-State Choir.

The four other RHS students selected to participate in the NJ All-State Mixed Chorus are senior Caitlin Crane-Moscowitz, junior Aria Berryman and sophomore Isaac Peabody. Junior Katie Van Buskirk was selected for the NJ All-State Treble Chorus and will sing with the ensemble in February.

Nine RHS student musicians were also selected to participate in the 2016 All Bergen County High School Band that performed on Jan. 17 at Paramus High School.

Selected RHS students with media permission granted are Stephanie Pizza, Kari Wong, Halina Maas, Helen Cho, Joshua Yang, Jonathan Negron, Teddy Trent and Darius Karoon.

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