Rally winners announced

On Saturday, Feb. 11 the Ruston Area Music Teachers Association held their annual piano Solo Festival at Louisiana Tech University School of Music. This event encompasses a full day as students from all over North Louisiana compete to win one of the overall trophies given.  To start, a piece is played from memory in a private performance for one judge.  Based on that effort, students are given ratings and those students placing Superior Plus with a 98 percent or above move onto an afternoon honors recital at Howard Auditorium.  There, all of the judges come together to hear each division and award one winner per grade level from kindergarten all of the way up to 12th grade.  

Those earning honors and winning overall:
Kindergarten/1st grade:
Butter McGehee
Clark Reigelman
Patrick Singh (overall winner)
2nd grade:
Bobbi Anne Fuller
Jon Claire Goodwin
Krystal Jeong (overall winner)
Payton Lancaster
Macy McGaha
3rd grade:
Paige Denny
Shepard McCoy (overall winner)
Ben Ramos
Collins Reigelman
Harper Taylor
4th grade:
Lucas Fienkbeiner
Eli Guillot
Mia Le
Lilly McCoy
Maddie Lu McGehee (overall winner)
Lilly Pendergrass
Jonathan Powers
Case Rutledge
Mia Whitlock
5th grade:
Cate Davison
Yardley Green
John Hayner
Preston Lewis
Benjamin McCoy
John Cole Parker
Kaejha Stewart
Zoey Wang (overall winner)
Mae Watson
6th grade:
Caleb Barber
Ella Bell (overall winner)
Millie Marie McGehee
Blaise Sweet
7th grade:
Rory Driskill
Kaleb Hill (tie overall winner)
Maggie Rogers (tie overall winner)
8th grade:
Caed Baines
Laney Carter
Preston Parker (overall winner)
9th grade:
Elena Baines
Melissa Le (overall winner)
Cameron Nail
Maddy Parkman
10th grade:
Caden Breeding (overall winner)
Rosemary Sewell
11th grade:
Kate Barron (overall winner)
Claire Nolan
12th grade:
Wesley Curtis
Devika Dua (overall winner)

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