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Valley youth wins national award
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated April 18, 1962 partially reads, "A 16-year-old Valley student who has achieved top West Coast music honors was named 'Young American of the Month' this week by a national magazine. Kenneth Yerke, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Yerke, Hollywood, received the honor Monday at the Chevrolet plant in Van Nuys during a luncheon in his honor. Kenneth, a violinist, has played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and has won the O'Grady Award of the Music Arts Society of Santa Monica. In 1958, his parents, both accomplished musicians, bought him a $3,500 Joseph Gagliano violin, made in about 1780. The award is sponsored by Chevrolet's magazine, American Youth, which makes the award six times a year. Kenneth will be featured in the May-June issue." Photograph caption reads, "Kenneth Yerke receives youth award - With him are his mother and H. H. Prentice."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
General Motors Corporation.--Chevrolet Motor Division
Mothers and sons--California--Los Angeles
Award winners--California--Los Angeles
Awards--California--Los Angeles
Luncheons--California--Los Angeles
Violinists--California--Los Angeles
Musicians--California--Los Angeles
Teenagers--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits

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