Instrument

Violin

Hometown

Virginia Beach, Virginia

School

Laurel Springs Gifted and Talented Academy

Studies Music at

Juilliard Pre-College

Ensemble(s)

Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra, Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia Symphony Orchestra, World Youth Alliance Chamber Orchestra, Hampton Roads Chamber Players

Favorite Musician(s)

Jascha Heifetz, Joshua Bell, Jacqueline du Pré, Leonid Kogan, Maxim Vengerov, Fritz Kreisler

Interests/Accomplishments

● Named Virginia's Distinguished Student by the National Association for Gifted Children; awarded the National Latin Exam Gold Medal Summa Cum Laude honor

● Her artwork has been published in Your Big Backyard magazine, and her poem "Rescue by Twilight” has been published in the Chrysler Museum of Art Poetry and Art Gallery Guide

● Won first prize in the Daughters of the American Revolution History Essay Contest

● A Girl Scout who has earned Bronze and Silver Awards, and is currently working toward a Gold Award

● Was presented the Key to the City of Virginia Beach and commended by Mayor Meyera E. Oberndorf for citizenship and advocacy work

● Interviewed and wrote memoirs of World War II and Korean War veterans, published in the book “Sacred Glances”

● Enjoys horseback riding, archery, reading, writing, and languages

Meet the rest of the 2013 orchestra.