Lauren Oliver (10 y.o), currently an incoming 5th grade at Mabel Hoggard Math and Science Elementary Magnet School. Lauren started playing violin at 3 years of age, currently under the studio of Yunior Lopez. She started playing with the Academy last year and enjoyed playing with the orchestra. She was also a member of Las Vegas Youth Orchestra for 3 years. She has participated and won achievements in violin including the Silver State winning second place in 2015 and 2016. Lauren has been studying piano for 5 years now, currently under the studio of Michelle Lee, achieving superior, superior with honors, and high test scores at 2015, 2016 LVMTA Jazz Festival, Ensemble Festival, Junior Festival, and 2017 Music Theory Exam. She won first place at 2016 Silver State Social Piano category and honorable mention for 2017 Bushell Competition duet category. Lauren is also a member of the World Scottish Highland Dancing and recently (2016) won first place. She is an active student leader, straight A, principal award (2016), and won first place representing her school in the 2016 Native Son Spelling Bee Competition. Lauren enjoys swimming, biking, running, singing, fashion and is an avid Harry Potter fan.