On April 9, I placed third for my age division (7-9 grade) at the Laurence Hamilton Morton Memorial Piano Scholarship Competition, held at Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina.
The pieces I performed were Prelude and Fugue 2 BWV 847, Bach; and Etude op. 10, no. 3, Chopin.
By achieving third place in this competition, not only did I win $75, but I was also invited to perform in the winners recital held at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities on April 24.
What organization recognized the achievement?
The Greenville Music Teachers Association recognized the achievement.
How did homeschooling help you achieve your goal?
I have been playing the piano for seven years, and along with the flexibility to have ample practice time, homeschooling with Seton gives me an appreciation for developing my God-given talents.
What are your interests?
In addition to piano, I also play the pipe organ, timpani, ukulele, and sing every Sunday at Mass with our parish Youth Choir.
When I am not juggling schoolwork and housework (I am the second oldest of 10 children!), I love reading classical novels, baking, keeping up with my regular babysitting job, and hanging out with my friends and family.
What are you inspired to do with your life?
Possibly to pursue a career in music or nuclear physics.
I am not exactly sure what God has in store for my life, but I am open to His plan!
What are your favorite subjects and why?
Besides music, my favorite academic subjects as a Seton eighth grader are Algebra and Physical Science.
I like all math, but Algebra seems to really stimulate my over-organized mind. I enjoy Physical Science because it excites me to learn the beauty of God's ordered Creation!