Olson, a rising sophomore studying music education, was one of only eight vocalists from across the country to be selected to compete at the Glenn Miller Festival in Clarinda, Iowa, in early June.

"Jacob is a very talented and engaging young artist, and I am so happy for him to have had the experience of singing live at the Glenn Miller Music Festival," said Tracelyn Gesteland, DMA, professor of voice/opera and the Walter A. and Lucy Yoshioka Buhler Endowed Chair. "He represented USD and South Dakota very well."

Since 1977, the Glenn Miller Birthplace Society has honored the music and memory of Glenn Miller by offering an annual scholarship competition open to high school seniors and college freshmen who intent to make music a part of their future.

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