Andrew Thompson is a 15-year-old sophomore at West Career and Technical Academy studying in the Biomedical Program. He has been studying the violin for 4 years and has been concertmaster while under the direction of Dr. Gregory Maldonado in the Advanced Orchestra at West Career and Technical Academy. This year he will be part of the chamber orchestra. During the past year he has been a member of the Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra under the direction of Kerry Bennett and Yunior Lopez. He studies privately with Kerry Bennett as well. On the Academic side he has been a member of Health Occupations Students of America, known as HOSA and plans to become a member of the National Honors Society his sophomore year. He has received straight A’s throughout his school years and has made numerous academic accomplishments. Andrew has a great passion for playing the violin and hopes to continue playing in the Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra.