Cecilia Winchell, 16, is an 11th grade violinist at Advanced Technologies Academy. She has been studying the violin for six years and after moving to Las Vegas in 2013 has participated in many activities. This includes CCSD Honor Orchestra for three years, Nevada All-State Orchestra, Las Vegas Youth Orchestra for two years, and Solo and Ensemble, for which she has earned superiors for every year she has participated in. In middle school, she played in an electrical orchestra ensemble that helped to further enrich her musical experiences. In high school, she is apart of her school’s chamber ensemble and regularly participates in concerts and festivals. She is an active member in school and around the community, participating in clubs such as National Honors Society and Science Olympiad, and is also serving as an ambassador for her school. In her free time, she enjoys dabbling in other instruments and plans to continue her musical journey for college and beyond.