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For as long as she can remember, music has been important to Julia DeSerio, of Shelby, N.C. A 2018 alumna of Gardner-Webb University, she is the reigning Miss Gastonia and a middle school teacher. DeSerio decided when she was a fourth-grader that she wanted to become a music teacher.
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Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Alumna Seeks to Promote Music Education and Importance of the Arts" (2020). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 107.