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Paoli High School Band Director Named Distinguished Hoosier
Updated February 14, 2018 6:42 AM | Filed under: Education
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(PAOLI) - Paoli High School band director Bill Laughlin was named a Distinguished Hoosier by Gov. Eric Holcomb.

The certificate states Laughlin is an individual who, "through significant contributions to the community" has demonstrated qualities and characteristics "reflecting the best of the great state of Indiana."

The Distinguished Hoosier Award is one of the highest honors given by the state of Indiana to its citizens.

The certificate further states that Laughlin, who has been the band director at the Paoli Junior-Senior High School and Throop Elementary school for more than 30 years "has earned the respect and admiration of Hoosiers across the state."

Laughlin has guided the Pride of Paoli to 12 state titles, more than any other director in the history of marching bands in Indiana. He was named the Indiana Music Education Association's Music Educator of the Year in January.

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