Mary Jo Blair Memorial Scholarship

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The Mary Jo Blair Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one senior graduating. The students must meet the following requirements:

  1. The senior must be graduating from a Pinellas County Schools Public High School.

  2. The senior must be an alumni of Dunedin Highland Middle School

  3. The senior must be majoring in music or music education at the collegiate level

As of 5/11/22 the scholarship total is $75.



Mary Josephine Blair passed away peacefully on April 17, 2022, at the age of 79. She loved the city of Dunedin and was the Dunedin Middle School band director for 18 years. Her passion for music and her commitment to her students led her to be a finalist for Outstanding Educator in 2004. To all who knew her, she was an outstanding educator every year. As an accomplished saxophonist, she started teaching private saxophone lessons at the age of 17, and in 1983 she graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in music education and went on to become an elementary school band director.


In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Dunedin Middle School Band Boosters to establish a memorial scholarship in her name for a Dunedin Highland Middle School alumni who plans to major in music education in college.