Jacques Carticiano is currently a student at Northwest Career and Technical Academy, enrolled in the Biomedical program. He has been playing the violin for six years and has been studying with Bob Taras for four years. While playing the violin, Jacques has participated in the CCSD Honor Orchestra for four years and has served his most current year as principal second violin. Jacques has also participated in the NMEA All-State orchestra for two years and is currently concertmaster at the NWCTA orchestra. With his last year approaching before enrolling at a university, Jacques hopes to develop more as an artist under the YAO and become a future medical professional.