Orchestra Students Advance to
State UIL Contest
Three orchestra students
have advanced to the State UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and will be performing
in Austin over the Memorial Day weekend. CJ Goodyear – violin, Gerard
Real – cello, and Drake Rowlands – violin, all earned first place ratings and
will receive UIL medals.
Other students who
received first place ratings and medals in Solo and Ensemble are Chloe Keen,
Maria Hall, Lenae Grimm, and Emily Lin.
In addition, Tivy Varsity
Orchestra participated in the UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest and received
a First Division (Superior) in the Sight-reading portion with straight ones
from the panel of judges, earning a First Division plaque. The orchestra earned
a Second Division in the Concert portion where over thirty orchestras competed.
"Tivy orchestra students provided memorable performances at our Veteran's Day Concert, holiday concerts, in Region and State competition and in community service throughout the year. They are simply the best!" Orchestra director, Pat Lee said.
Five Tivy High Students Qualify to Enter
2017 National Merit Scholarship Program
Five Tivy High School students have qualified to participate in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are Gilbert Badillo, Joshua Bestor, Michael Ray, Zachary Roschmann and David Troxell.
These students took the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and received a Selection Index score of 209 or above. Of the more than 50,000 high scorers nationwide, about 16,000 will be named Naitonal Merit Program Semifinalists, representing the top scorers in each state, and approximately 34,000 others will be commended for their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT.
"The National Merit Scholarship Program is a prestigious academic program," said Heather Engstrom, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. "We are very proud of these five students and wish them success in the 2017 program."
Semifinalists and Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Program will learn of their standing in September.