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Rocky Branch Elementary School music teacher Joshua Luke grew up with a passion for music but with a plan to go into pharmaceuticals. 

He enrolled in the University of Georgia as a chemistry major, but eventually, he felt like he wasn’t in the right place. He remembered his roots: playing saxaphone in a teenage band and singing in the chrous. 

Luke earned a bachelor and master’s degree in music education. He began teaching in 2008 in Gwinnett County as a band director. In 2011, he got a job teaching elementary school in Barrow County and came to Rocky Branch Elementary School in 2017. 

For more on this story, see the Sept. 30 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website. 

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