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Daniel Balof.

Assumption School eighth-grader Daniel Balof received a national second place award from the Catholic Daughters of America in the music division. 

Daniel’s award recognizes  a piece of music he wrote in accordance with the Catholic Daughter’s theme, “Here I am Lord, I Come to do Your Will.” 

Daniel composed the music, wrote lyrics and recorded his piece for submission. He played piano while his sister Mary Elizabeth Balof, DeSales Catholic High School sophomore, sang. 

His submission won first place locally and in the state. 

Daniel’s parents are Barry Balof and Claire Valente.   

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313. 

Annie joined the U-B news staff in 1979 and since 1990 has written Etcetera, a daily community column. She was promoted to a copy editing post in 2007. She edits copy, designs and lays out pages, including the weekly arts and entertainment guide Marquee,

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