Congratulations to eight Quaker Valley string students for their successful participation in the 2nd annual PMEA (PA Music Educators Association) Elementary String Fest. These students worked independently on a number of songs then traveled to the North Hills Middle School on Friday, March 2, to rehearse and perform with 138 other string students across Allegheny County. The concert was conducted by Dr. Steve Benham, director of Graduate Studies at Duquesne University and was hosted by North Hills music teachers Christopher Ballentine and Allison Craig. We are proud of the tremendous effort and commitment to excellence from the following students. Middle School representatives: Emily Martin (Violin 1), Everest Gray (Violin 2) and Willa Stockdale (Cello). Edgeworth representatives: Gavin Roig (Viola) and Kwilai Karto (Cello). Osborne representatives: Sani Horne (Violin 1), Keira Cowher (Violin 1) and Ariana Ahmed (Bass).