Robstown High School senior Emmanuel Vasquez, the son of Arturo and Delia Vasquez of Robstown, has been awarded a $1,200 scholarship as a Vocal Music Major at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi.

Emmanuel, a baritone in the RHS Choir since 2008, auditioned for the scholarship by singing the Italian solo Quella Fiama ("Flames Within Me") by memory. Emmanuel also performed this vocal solo at the State Solo and Ensemble Contest on May 29 at Pflugerville.

Emmanuel is also a member of the RHS Band, where he plays trumpet, euphonium, viheula, and bass drum. He also is the worship leader at Temple "I Am," and plays in the band All That Jazz.

Emmanuel will begin classes at Del Mar College in the fall, where he plans to begin his studies to become a choir director.