Mickey Smith Jr, a local musician and band teacher at Maplewood Middle School has been nominated as a finalist for a Grammy Award.

The award is called the "Music Educator Award" which is given to educators who make a strong and lasting impact on the field of music education in their communities.

The winner will be flown to L.A. to attend the Grammy Awards ceremony to accept the award.

Here all the "Music Educator Award" Finalists:

  1.  Mickey Smith Jr.- Maplewood Middle School, Sulphur, La.
  2. Jeremy Bradstreet- Dublin Coffman High School, Dublin, Ohio.
  3. Victor de los Santos- Santa Ana High School, Satna Ana, Calif.
  4. Elizabeth Hering- Churchill High School, Canton, Mich.
  5. Henry Miller- Sierra Vista Middle School, Lake Forest, Calif.
  6. Amy Rangel- Glendale High School, Burbank, Calif.
  7. Jeffery Redding- West Orange High School, Orlando, Fla.
  8. Scott Sheehan- Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, Hollidaysburg, Pa.
  9. Craig Snyder- Penncrest High School, Garnet Valley, Pa.
  10. John Weatherspoon- Lake Worth Community High School, West Palm Beach, Fla.

For more information on this award, click here.