Deanna Breon, a 2007 Monett High School graduate, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music therapy from UMKC Conservatory of Music in Kansas City. She studied violin for three years with Christy Paxton in Joplin and was a member of the Ozark Festival Orchestra. She plays violin on the worship team at New Site Baptist Church in Monett. Breon is the daughter of Dennis and Dixie Breon, of Monett, and is currently employed as a music therapist at the Center for Music Therapy and Wellness, located at the Drury Campus in Monett. She is also teaching violin at 'D' Clef Studios.