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Cherokee High School, Class of 2023

Activities: Wind Ensemble; Jazz Ensemble; Cherokee Orchestra; Brass Choir; Cherokee Scout School Newspaper; Chess Team; Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and Bravo Brass Trombone Player; Philadelphia Sinfonia Trombone and Viola Player; trombone, viola, piano, and composition private lessons

Honors/Awards: Cherokee's Celebrating the Arts Honoree for Jazz Ensemble, Principal's List, All-South Jersey Honors Concert Band (9th grade), All-South Jersey Honors Jazz Ensemble (9th grade), Sophomore with Highest Average in English Award, Junior with Highest Average in English Award, All-South Jersey Honors Wind Ensemble First Chair (11th grade), New Jersey All-State Honors Wind Ensemble, New Jersey All-State Honors Orchestra, Placed 2nd in the All-South Jersey Honors Jazz Ensemble, Third trombone section member in the National Association for Music Education All-National Honors Concert Band, Honorable Mention in the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association Senior High Composition Competition

Community Service: Various service projects organized by musical activities, including food drives run by Philadelphia Sinfonia and various jazz combo performances at public school events

Post-Secondary Education: Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance

Major: My plan is to double major in Music Performance on trombone and Mathematics.

Career Aspirations: My hope and dream is to land a job in a symphony orchestra, maybe dabble in composing, conducting, or private lessons if I can. As it is a long and arduous journey to obtain that kind of job, however, the math degree should help me find something more reliable until then.

“The main way that high school has prepared me to be successful is in the rigor of the classes I have taken. Many of my classes these past four years have been difficult, but I learned to adapt to teacher styles, test formats, and class syllabi in order to succeed and get good grades. Through the Cherokee music program, I was able to get some extra footing in my musical education and was able to explore various extra-curriculars which have further enriched my musical education and helped me to realize that I want to pursue a further education and a career in music performance.