Berthot receives Community Cornerstone Award
CornerBank has announced that Matt Berthot is the Community Cornerstone Award recipient for the month of April. In recognition of his accomplishments, CornerBank will contribute $100 to the non-profit organization of his choice. A reception honoring Matt will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, April 30, in the CornerBank lobby, 900 Main. The public is invited to attend the reception.
Matt’s volunteer service strikes a positive chord for Winfield and the surrounding area. His service includes Marquee Inc., Berthot on Broadway, Seussical, Beauty and the Beast, Christmas Spectacular and Thoroughly Modern Millie. He planned and implemented a performance at College Hill Coffee last year as a benefit concert for Billy Bearden. He has served as a counselor at Boy’s State of Kansas for six years.
He is a member of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) and Kansas Choral Directors Association (KCDA). Matt has helped with Link Crew and served as wrestling coach five years and football coach three years. He has given private voice lessons for eight years. In his six years with the vocal music program at Winfield High School, the program has grown from 90 students to 190 students.
As the Vocal Music Director at WHS, he has led the Viking Voices and A Cappella Choir to “1” ratings at State five years in a row. His private voice students receive high ratings at State Solo Festival and NATS regional competition and has had multiple students during the pst six years receive scholarships for college. His first year as Director, 11 students were named to district honor choir and two student were named all-state choir. This year, 34 students made district honor choir and 11 students were honored as all-state.
Berthot was selected for the award by the Community Cornerstone Award selection committee, which includes Cindy Goertz, Ned Graham, Ralph Hanna, Roger Lungren, Sheryle Ohm and Nancy Tredway. All are previous recipients of the Cornerstone Award. Volunteers are the cornerstones of healthy communities. The Community Cornerstone Award recognizes the time and effort of volunteers dedicated to serving people and enhancing the quality of life in Cowley County. To make a nomination contact Ev Bowman at 221-1650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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